McClain Named GM Of Fox Orlando Duopoly

Mike McClain is the new VP and GM of the Fox duopoly in Orlando, including WOFL Fox 35, WRBW My65, and WOGX Fox 51 in Gainesville, the company said Monday. McClain most recently served as VP and GM of Fox's Charlotte duopoly.

Mike McClain has been named VP and GM of the Fox duopoly in Orlando, which consists of WOFL Fox 35, WRBW My65, and WOGX Fox 51 in Gainesville, announced Jack Abernethy, CEO of Fox Television Stations. McClain assumes this position immediately, reporting directly to Abernethy.

In making the announcement, Abernethy said, “A Fox Television Stations veteran of over 30 years, Mike has proven himself to be a general manager and news director who knows how to build high-achieving teams that deliver strong results.”

Most recently, McClain served as VP and GM of the Fox-owned duopoly in Charlotte, which consists of WJZY and WMYT. Prior to that, he was the VP and news director for WAGA FOX 5 Atlanta, a position he held for eight years. Before that, McClain was the news director for WTVT FOX 13, the Fox-owned station in Tampa. Prior to that, he spent 27 years with WBRC-TV, the then Fox-owned station in Birmingham. McClain began his career at WBRC-TV as a news photographer and worked in a variety of positions before serving as VP and news director in 2007, a position he held for nearly six years.

“I am honored to be returning to Central Florida and look forward to leading the Fox 35 team and creating unique and compelling local content for our viewers,” McClain said.


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