Hearst Television said it promoted Michael Hayes to chief operating officer and deputy group head, a new position.
The 28-year Hearst veteran is chosen to lead the NBC affiliate in central Pennsylvania, advancing from general sales manager to succeed Justin Antoniotti, who has moved to Hearst’s Kansas City duopoly.
The veteran executive with a successful record of managing Hearst duopolies is appointed to lead the company’s Missouri ABC-CW duopoly.
Peter Keith, since 2017 the general sales manager of WAPT, Hearst Television’s ABC affiliate in Jackson, Miss., has been promoted to president and general manager of the station.
The Library of American Broadcasting Foundation celebrates its Giants of Broadcasting & Electronic Arts. The 2021 class includes Emily Barr, Graham and Jordan Wertlieb, Hearst.
Who doesn’t want to see what happens when a 2,365 pound pumpkin, the largest grown this year in North America, is dropped 130 feet to the ground?
Hearst promotes Andrew Disper from national sales manager at its WYFF Greenville, S.C., to oversee all advertising activity in Fort Smith-Fayelleville, Ark.
Hearst moves Michael Neely from GM of its WAPT Jackson, Miss., to oversee its NBC affiliate in Louisiana.
Gerry McGavick will continue to lead the company’s political advertising sales in addition to new group-wide revenue-generating projects and a sales training program.
Hearst TV announced that Eric Meyrowitz, senior vice president, sales, and Ashley Gold, vice president, sales, have been promoted to executive vice presidents and group heads of the company.
Hearst launched Hearst Media Production Group and named Frank Biancuzzo as the unit’s president. Hearst Media Production Group will develop and produce original programming for distribution to TV stations, broadcast and cable networks and streaming services.