Rick Rogala Named GM Of WBNS Columbus

Rick Rogala today was appointed president and general manager of WBNS, Tegna’s CBS affiliate in Columbus, Ohio, effective Feb. 26. He will be responsible for the station’s operations across all platforms, as well as community outreach efforts and driving results for advertisers. He will also have oversight for WBNS-AM-FM and ONN Radio (Ohio News Network).

José Cancela Named President Of Telemundo Station Group

Valari Staab, chairman of NBCUniversal Local, today announced veteran Spanish-language media executive and longtime leader of WKAQ San Juan (Telemundo Puerto Rico) José Cancela has been named president of Telemundo Station Group, effective immediately.

Liz Knight Upped To GM Of WALB-WGCW Albany, Ga. 

Gray Television today promoted Liz Knight to general manager of its WALB (NBC, ABC) and WGCW-LD (CW) in Albany, Ga. For the past five years, she has been general sales manager at WALB (NBC)-WGCW (CW) and WTSG (Telemundo) in Albany. Previously, she was the stations’ local sales manager for nine years and digital sales manager for one year.

Scripps Promotes 3 Local News Leaders To Station Managers

Station managers, a new role at Scripps, help with the station’s day-to-day operations and serve as department heads. The latest additions are Whitney Grover, KJRH Tulsa, Okla.; Autumn Jones, WFTX Fort Myers, Fla.; and Vicki Bradley, WTXL Tallahassee, Fla.

Bernie Ritter Named News Director at WRIC in Richmond

Before joining WRIC, Ritter was the news director at WNCT in Greenville, North Carolina for nearly seven years. He’s also worked at News 12 New Jersey, Al Jazeera America, ESPN, WPXI in Pittsburgh, WEWS in Cleveland, and at WPTY in Memphis.

Ray Carter To Retire As WSB Atlanta VP-GM

After nearly 40 years of service and leadership in local television, industry icon Ray Carter is retiring as vice president and general manager of Cox Media Group’s ABC affiliate WSB Atlanta, effective March 31.

Pittsburgh ABC News Director Jim Parsons To Retire

WTAE news director and investigative reporter Jim Parsons will be retiring from the Pittsburgh ABC affiliate on February 29. Parsons has been the station’s news director since 2016 and a WTAE investigative reporter for 15 years.

Roman Rises To Support Lara At TelevisaUnivision

It is now known that the company’s Regional President for the eastern region, Antonio Roman, will be supporting Lara by taking on all revenue-generation responsibilities across the linear and digital properties serving U.S. Hispanics.

Free OTT Use Grows Among Latinx Viewers

Latinx TV content viewers in the U.S. over-index for subscription streaming services (SVODs) vs. total market consumers, according to the newly released FOCUS Latinx Volume 1: Subscriptions report by Horowitz Research.

Nexstar Announces Mona Highline as its “Remarkable Woman of the Year”

Nexstar Media Inc. announced that it has named Mona Highline of Grand Junction, Colorado, as the winner of its “Remarkable Woman of the Year” initiative. In recognition of the honor, Ms. Highline will receive $10,000 from the Nexstar Media Charitable Foundation to contribute to the public service organization or charity of her choice.