Jeff Brogan Tapped To Head Up WCPO

E.W. Scripps moves the news executive from corporate oversight to succeed Steve Thaxton as VP-GM of its ABC affiliate in Cincinnati.

Jeff Brogan today was appointed vice president and general manager of WCPO, The E.W. Scripps Co.’s ABC affiliate in Cincinnati (DMA 35).

Brogan, 36, began his television news career in his hometown of Cincinnati at WXIX. He moved to Scripps-owned WCPO in 2000 as a newscast producer. He was promoted to executive producer in 2004 and became WCPO’s assistant news director in 2008.

Brogan was promoted to news director of Scripps-owned WPTV in West Palm Beach, Fla., in 2010, overseeing the news operations of Florida’s highest-rated TV station. In 2012, Scripps moved Brogan into a corporate role that oversees news strategy at several of its stations.

Brogan has been interim general manager since January. He replaces Steve Thaxton, who left in December after leading the station since March 2011.

Brogan has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Dayton.

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