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Cox Media Group’s duopoly of KOKI (Fox) and KMYT (MNT) Tulsa, Okla. (DMA 58), named Cathy Gunther as its new VP-GM.
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Perry A. Sook, founder, chairman, president and CEO of Nexstar Broadcasting Group, has been elected to serve as TVB chairman for a two-year term (2017-18).
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Jim McKernan, GM of KWWL Cedar Rapids, Iowa, adds oversight of the group’s Quincy, Ill., TV and radio stations, while KWWL’s general sales manager, John Huff, becomes station manager.
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Eric Thomas, who is currently VP and general manager of Lubbock CBS affiliate KLBK, will be leaving that job to head Nexstar’s properties in Baton Rouge. Cindy Gilstrap, currently KLBK's sales director, will take the Lubbock job Thomas is leaving.
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Tegna-owned ABC affiliate KVUE Austin, Texas (DMA 39) has hired Byron Wilkinson to be director of sales.
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Tegna-owned ABC affiliate KVUE Austin, Texas (DMA 39) has hired Byron Wilkinson to be director of sales.
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Diane Masciale has been named vp and GM of WLIW, the PBS station in Long Island.
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Ed Swindler is leaving his post as president of NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution.
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ABC’s advertising sales chief Geri Wang is stepping down from network.
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WISN-TV (Channel 12) has named Ben Hart news director.
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Ashley Gold is joining Hearst Television as a vp who will oversee sales at the station group’s 30 TV and two radio stations.
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Bill Lord, news director of Tegna's Washington CBS affiliate since 2014, announced Friday he would retire after a four-decade career in news.
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Television broadcasting legend and former NBC chairman Grant Tinker died peacefully at his home in California at age 90.
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Branden Frantz, general sales manager of Hearst Television's WESH, the NBC affiliate in Orlando-Daytona, Fla., has been named president and general manager of WLWT, Hearst’s NBC affiliate in Cincinnati (DMA 36).
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Media General’s CBS affiliate WIAT Birmingham, Ala. (DMA 45) today appointed Jimmy Cromwell vice president and general manager.
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Allison Page was named to the new position of general manager of U.S. programming. Julie Taylor was named to a new position as senior vice president of program planning and strategy of the company’s U.S. networks. And Shannon Jamieson Driver, was named general manager of U.S. brand marketing and will add support to the company’s digital outlets.
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Rich Boehne will retire from his role as president-CEO of The E.W. Scripps Co. during the second half of 2017, and the company has appointed Chief Digital Officer Adam Symson to the new position of chief operating officer.
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The Broadcasters Foundation of America announced today that Paul Karpowicz, president of Meredith Corp.’s Local Media Group, will receive the 2017 Golden Mike Award.
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Roger Keating, who joined Hearst Television in 2008 as SVP, digital media, today was promoted to chief strategy and business development officer.
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Mike Nelson will continue to be the lead spokesperson for the group’s 29 stations and will also oversee the stations’ media relations and internal communications functions and provides support to other business units and corporate functions across CBS Corp.
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