The former GM of KYW Philadelphia is tapped to head Tribune’s Fox and CW outlets in Connecticut.
Jon Hitchcock New GM Of WTIC-WCCT
Tribune Broadcasting on Monday announced the appointment of Jon Hitchcock as vice president and general manager of WTIC and WCCT, Tribune’s Fox and CW affiliates, respectively, in Hartford-New Haven, Conn. (DMA 30). He succeeds Chris Geiger who left the station in January.
Hitchcock will oversee all aspects of the stations, including strategic planning and day-to-day operations. He will join Tribune on April 6 and report to Lynda King, chief operating officer of broadcast media.
A Connecticut native, Hitchcock, spent 17 years at WTNH (ABC) & WCTX (MNT) in Hartford-New Haven.
Most recently, Hitchcock was the president and general manager of KYW (CBS) and WPSG (CW), the CBS-owned duo in Philadelphia, a position he held since 2009.
Hitchcock is an alumnus of Springfield College.