DMAS 147 & 202

Gray Names New Leaders For Alaska Stations

Nancy Johnson, Chris Fry and Deedee Caciari are promoted to lead the group’s five stations in Anchorage and Fairbanks.

Gray Television today appointed three veteran broadcasters as the new managers of its Alaska television stations.

Gray Co-Chief Operating Officer Bob Smith: “We are thrilled to announce today that we are entrusting our Alaska stations to three exceptional women who have earned the confidence of the stations’ staffs as well as the unqualified respect from local civic and business leaders.”

In Anchorage (DMA 147), Nancy Johnson will become the GM of KTUU (NBC) and KYES (MNT). She grew up in radio and studied journalism before joining KTUU in 1981. Over the years, she has managed sales, programming and marketing for the station. She has served as KTUU’s general sales manager since 2011.

In Fairbanks (DMA 202), Chris Fry has become the general manager of KTVF (NBC), KXD (CBS) and KFXF (Fox). After joining KXD-KFXF as a traffic manager in 1996, she quickly rose through the ranks to manage sales and programming. In 2006, Fry became GM of the two television stations as well as two radio stations that the stations’ prior owner added to the group in recent years.

DeeDee Caciari is now the station manager and general sales manager of these three Fairbanks stations. She joined KTVF as an account executive in 1989. After several promotions, Caciari became the GM and general sales manager of KTVF in 2009. Earlier this month, Andy MacLeod announced that he will leave KTUU in March after more than 30 years to run a start-up content development business, Northern Lights Originals. He will serve as a consultant to KTUU to assist with the implementation of certain long-term initiatives that began under his leadership.

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