Omesh Somaru New WHBQ Gen. Sales Mgr.

Cox Media promotes him to succeed Michelle Woods in overseeing sales at the Memphis Fox affiliate.

Cox Media Group’s Fox affiliate WHBQ Memphis (DMA 51) has appointed Omesh Somaru as its new general sales manager. He succeeds Michelle Woods, who was recently tapped as GSM for CMG’s KIRO Seattle.

In this role, Somaru is responsible for leadership and oversight of advertising sales on the station, its website and its various mobile apps.

Somaru, who joined WHBQ in 2015 as local sales manager, began his media career as an account executive at WKMG in Orlando, Fla., and then as a regional account executive for Comcast sales in Ft. Myers, Fla.

He joined CMG in 2007 as an account executive at WFTV Orlando. Three years later, Somaru was promoted to local sales manager at CMG Orlando’s WRDQ Orlando.

In 2013 Omesh moved to San Francisco as the local sales manager at CMG’s previously-owned KICU independent station.

Comments (0)

Leave a Reply