Stan Gill Named VP-GM Of WTOG

The veteran Acme Communications executive will oversee the CBS Television Station group’s CW affiliate in Tampa-St. Petersburg.


Stan Gill today was named VP-general manager of the CBS Television Station group’s WTOG Tampa-St. Petersburg, Fla. (DMA 14). Gill will succeed current WTOG VP-GM Laura Caruso, who is departing the station to pursue other opportunities.

A veteran of 35 years in local television, Gill will join WTOG on March 4 after spending 14 years with Acme Communications, most recently as chief operating officer since 2010, and president-COO since 2012. Additionally, he was VP-GM of Acme’s KWBQ-KASY Albuquerque, N.M., from 2006 to 2012.

Gill joined Acme in 1999 as VP-GM of WBDT Dayton, Ohio. While there, he co-created the nationally syndicated morning news program The Daily Buzz in 2002. As COO of Acme, he has continued to have operational oversight of the program, which currently airs on WTOG as well as stations in more than 175 other markets.

In addition to leading WBDT from 1999 to 2006 and KWBQ and KASY from 2006 to 2012, Gill has also overseen KUWB Salt Lake City and WBUW Madison, Wis., during his 14 years with Acme.

Previously, Gill was a VP of sales/process management/Six Sigma for NBC’s 13 owned and operated stations in 1997-99. Prior to that, he held sales management and account executive positions with television and radio stations in Columbus, Ohio.

While earning a degree in business management from Franklin University in Columbus, he got his start in TV broadcasting by working in broadcast operations and production at WBNS, the local CBS affiliate.


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