Tegna Names Rebecca Cantu KIII Corpus Christi GM

The station group promotes her from business development manager at its KHOU Houston to succeed the retiring Bruce Cummings.

Tegna’s ABC affiliate KIII Corpus Christi, Texas, today appointed Rebecca Cantu president and general manager. She will join the station on Feb. 7 and succeeds current president and general manager Bruce Cummings when he retires on March 4.

Cantu joins KIII from Tegna’s KHOU Houston where she held the positions of business development manager and community marketing specialist. During her 14-year tenure at KHOU, Cantu led integrated marketing efforts across sales, content and marketing, and managed up to 20 initiatives annually that supported the greater Houston community.

Prior to KHOU, Cantu was the public affairs special projects coordinator for Randalls Food Markets, where she coordinated community partnerships, sponsorships and special events for stores located in Houston and Austin.

“Rebecca’s proven track record of collaboration and leadership across departments has been a huge part of KHOU’s momentum in recent years,” said Brad Ramsey, Tegna SVP, media operations. “I am thrilled she will bring her energy and love of Corpus Christi back home to the community where she grew up and help lead the great KIII team into their next chapter of success.”

Cantu graduated with honors from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science degree in public relations. She also graduated from the Tegna Leadership Development program in 2019.

Among her numerous awards and achievements, Cantu was recognized in 2020 with the Star Award from Media Alliance of Houston for marketing/promotions.

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