Mike Cukyne Tapped As KCTV-KSMO VP-GM

Meredith adds leadership of its CBS-MNT duopoly in Kansas City to the portfolio of the group’s SVP of digital media.

The Meredith Local Media Group has named Mike Cukyne vice president and general manager of its KCTV-KSMO Kansas City (DMA 31) CBS-MNT duopoly. He succeeds Darrin McDonald who left Friday.

Cukyne has more than 20 years of broadcasting experience. He currently is SVP of digital media for Meredith’s Local Media Group. He will keep those responsibilities in addition to running the Kansas City stations.

Cukyne is familiar with the Kansas City market, having previously led digital sales at KCTV-KSMO. Prior to that, Cukyne spent 15 years at KMOV St. Louis, working in progressively senior sales positions including regional sales manager, local sales manager and digital sales manager. Meredith purchased KMOV in February 2014.

Cukyne is a 1995 graduate of University of Missouri-St. Louis with a B.A. in business administration, marketing and marketing management.

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Michael Basile says:

January 13, 2015 at 6:38 am

So great to see this move by Meredith. Congratulations to Mike, one of the people in broadcasting who “get” both digital and broadcasting and has the vision to see how these channels can work together to help drive client success. Go for it, Mike! 🙂

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