Sinclair Names Tige Jones KHQA Station Manager; Ups Rick Lipps To Oversee Market

Sinclair Broadcast Group has appointed Tige Jones station manager of its CBS affiliate KHQA Quincy, Ill. (DMA 174). In addition, Rick Lipps, currently general manager of Sinclair’s Champaign/Springfield/Decatur, Ill., properties, will now expand his territory to oversee the Quincy, market.

In making the announcement, Rob Weisbord, Sinclair president of local news and marketing services, said: “We’re happy to reward Tige’s eight years of excellence at KHQA. Tige has proven to be a strong asset to the station, and we look forward to his continued accomplishments in his new role as station manager.”

Weisbord continued: “Rick similarly has done a tremendous job of managing the operations of the Champaign/Springfield/Decatur market. We are confident in his leadership and execution skills to help drive the Quincy … market to success in the future.”

Jones has spent the last 11 years in the broadcast industry, rising from account executive to regional sales manager, prior to his new role as station manager. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Western Illinois University, a Bachelor of Science degree from Hanza Hogeschool Van Groningen, and a Masters of Business Administration from Quincy University.

Lipps has been general manager of the Champaign-Springfield-Decatur market since 2014. He began his broadcasting career in the early 1980s and has worked for a number of companies in the industry in a variety of management positions. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University.

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