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People making moves in industry leadership and those we salute.

The Local Media Consortium, a strategic alliance of leading local media companies, elected executive board members Nicole Goksel of Tribune Media, Jeff Moriarty from GateHouse Media and Newsday’s Andrea Rothchild.
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Steve Riley, the director of marketing for Cox’s ABC affiliate, WSB, is retiring after 42 years of marketing local TV news at Cox stations, WSB, WPXI and WSOC.
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Zirinsky, who started work at CBS in the Washington bureau as a 20-year-old in the early 1970s and is currently the executive producer at “48 Hours,” will take over in March.
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Eric J. Dale has resigned as Chief Legal Officer “to pursue an opportunity” outside of the fiscally wounded provider of ratings data to media companies and advertisers and agencies. Replacing him is the former President of the The Weather Channel.
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With changes in the media industry, another phenomenon has also taken hold, with the simple phrase, “the future is female.” The editorial board of TFM, MFM’s member magazine, cast a wide net to discover people we should be keeping an eye on in 2019, five accomplished and inspiring women were selected.
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Perry Sook, president and CEO of Nexstar steered the broadcast company’s $4.1 billion acquisition of Tribune Media. That deal, if approved by regulators, will bring together more than 200 stations under the roof of the company Sook founded in 1996.
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Lisa Cooney has been living on the air at WLWT-TV since 1988, mostly as a morning news co-anchor on what was the city's top-rated morning newscast during November sweeps.
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Gray Television said that Jim Wareham, the general manager of its NBC-CBS affiliate KVLY Fargo, N.D. died on at 67 from natural causes.
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Susana Schuler, a veteran television executive, is joining Hearst Television as president and general manager of WVTM, the company’s NBC affiliate in Birmingham, Ala.
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Tegna Inc. today said that John Janedis is joining the company as senior vice president, capital markets and investor relations.
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Veteran media sales executive Julio Marenghi today was named president of sales for CBS Television Stations.
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Don Webster, who became one of the most popular personalities in Cleveland television history during 35 years at WEWS Channel 5, died at his home in Westlake. He was 79.
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Philip Martzolf has been named president of NBC Affiliate Relations. Martzolf will join NBCUniversal from Sony Pictures Television, where he was executive VP of syndication, managing sales and marketing for first-run and off-network programming and domestic feature films.
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Some of 21st Century Fox’s best-known ad-sales executives will leave the company when it closes a large sale of its assets to Walt Disney and streamlines itself into a company known currently as “New Fox” in 2019.
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Hurricane Michael knocked WJHG in Panama City Beach, Fla. off air this year and also nixed internet, electricity, cellular service, even the water supply. When Carlini told staffers to stay home during Panhandle hurricane, they came to work.
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Over 50 years with CBS, David Poltrack, one of the most respected executives in research has documented the power of TV, even if he hasn’t been able to convince everyone.
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Members of the Advanced Television Systems Committee have elected four industry executives to serve on the ATSC Board of Directors for three-year terms that begin in January 2019.
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Kristen Hampton, the “Good News” reporter at WBTV, the Raycom CBS affiliate in Charlotte, N.C., won the Social Media Excellence Award for individual talent for her humorous and authentic Facebook videos.
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Derek Schnell, co-assistant news director at Hearst’s KCRA (NBC)-KQCA (MNT) Sacramento, Calif. (DMA 20), has been promoted to news director.
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Lori Waldon, Hearst Television regional director of news and longtime news director at the company’s KCRA-KQCA Sacramento, Calif., has been promoted to president and general manager of KOAT, Hearst’s ABC affiliate.
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