René LaSpina Named WSMV Nashville GM

The veteran station manager and former GM of WIVB-WNLO Buffalo, N.Y., is tapped to head up Meredith’s NBC affiliate in Nashville.

Meredith Corp.’s NBC affiliate WSMV Nashville (DMA 27) today appointed René LaSpina vice president and general manager, effective immediately. LaSpina brings more than 20 years of television station management experience to the position. She succeeds Dale Woods, who left recently and held the post since August 2017.

“René has an impressive track record of increasing station revenue, as well as success driving share and ratings growth,” said Meredith Local Media Group President Patrick McCreery. “She is a strategic leader and focuses on building winning teams.”

Prior to joining Meredith, LaSpina was president-GM of WIVB-WNLO Buffalo, N.Y. She also held GM positions at WCCO Minneapolis; WPTY-WLMT-WJKT Memphis; WTEN Albany, N.Y.; and WNEP Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Pa.

LaSpina received her Bachelor of Science degree in human resources from the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania and completed an executive education program at Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business.

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