DMA 71: TUCSON, AZ

Leon Clark Made Permanent KGUN-KWBA GM

The head of Scripps’ radio properties in Tucson now is in charge of its ABC-CW duopoly there.

 

After several months of serving as interim general manager at Scripps-owned KGUN (ABC) and KWBA (CW) in Tucson, Ariz. (DMA 71), Leon Clark is the new permanent VP and general manager for the duopoly).

During his interim assignment, Clark also continued his responsibilities leading Scripps radio stations in the market, including KMXZ, KQTH, KTGV and KFFN.

“Leon is an exceptional leader and manager, and we’ve seen the dramatic impact he’s had on the TV side of the building in just four short months,” said Debbie Turner, VP of TV operations at Scripps. “He has vast experience in sales, marketing and relationship development, and he understands the value and importance of our digital strategies.”

In addition to the news and programming for the TV stations, Clark also will oversee the digital channels for both KGUN and KWBA that carry a variety of alternate programming options.

Prior to his arrival in Tucson in 2014, Clark launched the sales operations on the West Coast for TuneIn, an audio streaming network.

From 2010-2012, Clark was market sales manager for CBS in Atlanta. In each of his management roles, at companies like Emmis Communications, Air America and Radio One, he been tasked with advertising sales, digital media, strategic partnerships and team building.

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Clark will continue to manage both TV and radio operations in Tucson until Scripps hires his replacement.


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