Taking the top role for WCIA-3, the Nexstar-owned CBS affiliate in the market, and MyNetwork-affiliated sibling WCIX-49, is Angie Salas.
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).
Long will be a familiar face in the WTAE newsroom: Before his stint at WVTM, he was Channel 4’s assistant news director from March 2017 to August 2021.
The veteran media executive with more than three decades of experience will lead KREX, KGJT and WesternSlopeNow.com as well as overseeing operational agreements for Mission Broadcasting’s KFQX.
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.
Staab appointed Migdalia Figueroa as president & general manager of WKAQ, effective immediately. A native of Puerto Rico, she joins WKAQ after serving as president-GM of the Telemundo-owned stations in Orlando, Tampa and Fort Myers, Fla.
Cheryl Fair, president and GM of KABC in Los Angeles is retiring after 50 years with ABC Owned Television Stations. She spent 20 years with WPVI in Philadelphia and 30 years at KABC.
Moore has been the senior director of sales at KSBY since 2022 and will continue in this role in addition to being station manager. Moore has worked for KSBY for more than 15 years.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Philip J. Lombardo, Citadel Communications CEO And Chairman Emeritus Of Broadcasters Foundation, Dies At 88
“Last night, the Broadcasters Foundation and the broadcast industry lost a great man,” said Scott Herman, chairman of the Broadcasters Foundation. “As chairman of the Broadcasters Foundation for many years, Phil left an indelible mark. He was passionate about our mission and one of our biggest donors, giving both time and money to helping colleagues in need.”
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.
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.
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 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.
Anne Schelle, managing director of the Pearl TV consortium, will receive the highest honor in TVNewsCheck’s Women in Technology Awards for her tireless efforts to rally the broadcast industry around the ATSC 3.0 standard while convincing manufacturers to produce compatible sets.
Gray Television promotes her from general sales manager to succeed the retiring Al Lancaster as head of the CBS affiliate.
Gray taps the general sales manager of its WKYT Lexington, Ky., to lead operations at its Florida Fox affiliate.