Scripps Names Evan Pappas VP-GM Of WFTX
E.W. Scripps today appointed Evan Pappas vice president and general manager of WFTX, Scripps’ Fox affiliate in Ft. Myers, Fla., effective April 12.
Pappas has been vice president and general manager of KOAA, Scripps’ NBC affiliate in Colorado Springs, since 2011.
Pappas is a 30-year broadcast industry veteran who has focused his career on news and sales operations. A Chicago native, Pappas previously led teams at stations in Florida, Texas, Arizona and as president and general manager at Scripps’ KSBY San Luis Obispo-Santa Barbara, Calif. Prior to KSBY, Pappas held senior sales management roles at KVOA Tucson, Ariz., and at Blair Television.
Pappas obtained his Bachelor of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in marketing from Southern Methodist University in Dallas and his Master of Business in marketing communications from Roosevelt University in Chicago.
He led his station to win the Colorado Broadcasters Association Station of the Year Award in five of the past seven years. Pappas also is the recipient of the 2018 Colorado Broadcaster of the Year Award. He has served as the chairman of the Colorado Broadcasters Association.