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The family-owned station group appoints a new GM, VP of news, news director and talent/team development director.
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Barrett joins the company from Nexstar's KDVR(TV)-KWGN(TV) Denver (formerly Tribune stations), a Fox and CW affiliate, respectively
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ABC-owned WABC New York (DMA 1) today appointed Jon Camera head of sales. He will report to Debra O’Connell, the station’s president and general manager.
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The Broadcasters Foundation of America on Thursday announced the recipients of the 2020 Leadership Awards, including Cox Media Group, Katz Television Group and Schurz Communications.
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Yamamoto previously served as executive vp business affairs for scripted programming at NBC Entertainment and Universal Television.
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The Columbus-Tupelo, Miss., NBC-ABC-Ion affiliate owned by Heartland Media promotes its director of sales to succeed the retiring Jerry Jones.
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A 35-year television industry executive has been promoted to manage all of Nexstar Media Group‘s broadcast and digital properties in the Nation’s Capital.
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Berlamino joins The CW from CBS Television Stations, where she’d been senior VP, director of sales, since 2015.
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George Cheeks has been appointed president and CEO of CBS Entertainment Group, effective March 23.
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Fred Silverman, the only executive to have headed programming for each of the Big Three broadcast networks, died Thursday at his home in the Pacific Palisades.
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The ANA today announced that marketing and media executive Nadine Karp McHugh has been named the first president of SeeHer, its industry-leading movement for gender equality in advertising, marketing, and entertainment.
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Theodore Holton Walworth Jr., former president of NBC’s owned stations, died Jan. 16 at 95. He was VP and general manager of WNBC New York throughout the ‘60s, and then president of the NBC group for most of the ‘70s.
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Lehrer, who died Thursday at 85, spent 36 years dispensing the news on PBS before stepping aside in 2011, a tenure marked by the fact that he was never marked by much controversy or partisan contention.
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Janene Drafs was appointed as VP/GM of KTLA-5, now perhaps Nexstar’s biggest broadcast property outside of WGN-9 in Chicago, and WPIX-11 in New York.
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Griffin Communications-owned CBS affiliate KOTV Tulsa, Okla. (DMA 58), said that after 30 years as an anchor and reporter, Rick Wells has announced his retirement.
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She is promoted from head of sales to succeed the retiring Rick Blangiardi, who plans to run for mayor of Honolulu.
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The Nexstar independent in Chicago promotes its executive producer to take over the news department following Jennifer Lyons’ move to lead WGN America’s new national primetime News Nation.
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ViacomCBS reorganized its ad sales team a month after Viacom and CBS combined and top sales execs from Pluto TV, Pop and Smithsonian Channel will be leaving the network.
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Execs from CBS Interactive, NBCU Telemundo and Sinclair are among recipients.
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Mark Pedowitz, president of The CW, has been promoted to chairman and chief executive of the network. He will oversee all creative and business aspects of The CW, which is a joint venture between Warner Bros. Entertainment and ViacomCBS.
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