DMA 25

Blackerby Named GM Of WRTV

Larry Blackerby, the current GM of KPRC Houston, will take over as head of McGraw-Hill's Indianapolis ABC affiliate in January, succeeding the retiring Donald Lundy.

McGraw-Hill Broadcasting has appointed Larry Blackerby VP-GM of WRTV, its ABC affiliate in Indianapolis (DMA 25), effective Jan. 3, 2011. He is currently VP-GM of KPRC, Post-Newsweek’s NBC affiliate in Houston, which he joined in 2006.

Blackerby will be responsible for the strategy and day-to-day editorial and business operations of WRTV and the station’s digital properties. He succeeds Donald Lundy, who is retiring at the end of 2010 after a long career at WRTV and the McGraw-Hill Companies.

“Larry brings to this position a long and consistent record of ratings and revenue growth at both network affiliates and independent stations across the country,” said Darrell K. Brown, president of McGraw-Hill Broadcasting. “We look forward to tapping into his experience, leadership and energy at WRTV.”

Blackerby has more than 30 years of experience in television markets around the country, including Palm Springs, CA; Jacksonville, FL; Jackson, MI; and Greensboro-Winston-Salem-High Point, NC.

Blackerby holds a bachelor’s degree in radio-television-film from Indiana State University and an associate degree in applied science from Lake Land College.

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Marie McGlynn says:

November 30, 2010 at 10:41 am

Congrats Larry!

Lady Success says:

November 30, 2010 at 11:18 am

Welcome to the neighborhood!

Changwan Woo says:

November 30, 2010 at 10:13 pm

Congrads Larry

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