Kevin Walsh New GM Of CBS San Fran TVs

The CBS Television Stations executive returns to Bay Area following nine years in Sacramento to oversee KPIX and KBCW, plus KSTW Seattle. He succeeds the retiring Bruno Cohen.


Veteran CBS Television Stations executive Kevin Walsh has been named president and general manager of the group’s San Francisco Bay Area properties, KPIX (CBS) and KBCW (CW) as well as KSTW, the CBS-owned affiliate of The CW in Seattle.

Walsh is assuming his new role after spending the past nine years as VP-GM of KOVR and KMAX, the CBS-owned duopoly in Sacramento, Calif. He is succeeding Bruno Cohen as president-GM in San Francisco and Seattle. Cohen is retiring from CBS at the end of this month.

Walsh joined CBS Television Stations in August 2005 when he was hired by Cohen (then the GM of KMAX) as general sales manager at KMAX. Walsh was promoted to VP-director of sales for both KOVR and KMAX in March 2007, and became VP-GM of the stations in October 2008 when Cohen left Sacramento to become -president-GM of WBBM, the CBS-owned station in Chicago.

Walsh’s local television background also includes 10 years with KRON in San Francisco, including four years as the station’s general sales manager.

Prior to that, he spent four years in the sales department at KABC Los Angeles and three years as an account executive at KTLA Los Angeles.

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David Eisenbise says:

June 5, 2017 at 1:47 pm

heartfelt congrats Kevin albeit a bit tardy, I know things will excel under your leadership! Best,

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