WCCO Makes Ann Ouellette Permanent GM

The CBS Minneapolis O&O’s former controller moves from interim GM to VP-GM following Brien Kennedy’s move to CBS’s Philly duopoly.

Ann Ouellette today was named vice president and general manager of WCCO, the CBS-owned station in Minneapolis-St. Paul (DMA 15).

Ouellette has been WCCO’s controller since June 2003. She has been serving as interim general manager of the station since April of this year, when Brien Kennedy moved from the Twin Cities to become president-GM of KYW and WPSG, the CBS-owned duopoly in Philadelphia.

“Ann is a terrific leader and talented executive with nearly 25 years of experience in local broadcasting,” said Peter Dunn, president, CBS Television Stations. “During her 12 years as a member of the senior management team at WCCO, she has played a key role in upholding CCO’s great legacy and making it one of the best television stations in the country. We are thrilled that we are able to promote from within to fill this key position and look forward to having Ann and her colleagues lead WCCO to even greater success in the future.”

Prior to joining WCCO, Ouellette was director of finance and operations at Fox Cable Networks, where she oversaw the financial performance of the Speed Channel and Fuel Channel. Her previous experience in local broadcasting includes sales and finance management positions with The WB Network and KNBC Los Angeles.

Ouellette earned her bachelor’s degree in business and management from Northeastern Illinois University and her MBA in management from California State University, Los Angeles.

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