Eric Kern Named KCBS Local Sales Manager

Judson Ferdon also joins KCBS-KCAL as new business account executive.

Veteran television sales executive Eric Kern has been named local sales manager for KCBS Los Angeles, it was announced today by Lisa Laky Palmer, VP of sales for the CBS O&O and co-owned independent KCAL.

In addition, Judson Ferdon has been named a new business account executive for both stations.

Kern and Ferdon are reuniting with Laky Palmer, who worked with both sales executives for several years when she was VP-GM of Adlink and VP, Time Warner Cable National Sales in Los Angeles. Laky Palmer left Adlink/Time Warner Cable to join KCBS-KCAL in April.

Kern is joining KCBS after having been director of local sales for Adlink/Time Warner Cable since October 2007. He joined Adlink/Time Warner Cable as director of national sales in August 2004. Prior to that, Kern spent six years with KTTV and KCOP in Los Angeles, beginning as an account executive before being promoted to national sales manager in July 2002.

Ferdon has been director of digital advertising for Adlink/Time Warner Cable since May 2000.

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