The Meredith Local Media Group announced Patrick McCreery, VP/General Manager of KPTV/KPDX-TV Portland, has been promoted to a newly created role, Local Media Group Vice President of News and Marketing. Since McCreery has served as VP/General Manager, the Portland-based duopoly has achieved strong growth and been rated the No.1 station in the market. McCreery has been with the station for more than a decade. He has served in a variety of roles including Station Manager, News Director and Assistant News Director. McCreery also worked at KPHO-TV in Phoenix as a Special Projects Executive Producer when he first joined Meredith in 2003.
“I look forward to improving the reach and quality of local news content for our station group,” said McCreery. “Even with the constantly changing media landscape, content is king for local broadcast media. I believe we have great opportunities to grow and engage our audiences in all of our markets.”
To replace McCreery, Andy Delaporte, Director of Sales at KPTV/KPDX, has been named VP/General Manager. Delaporte has been with KPTV/KPDX since 2005 in various sales and management roles. Prior to 2005, he held a variety of positions in radio broadcasting at Entercom Communications in Portland, and Kuik Radio in Hillsboro, Oregon.
“Taking on the role of VP/General Manager is an exciting opportunity. I am eager to continue expanding our footprint in the Portland market,” said Delaporte. “KPTV/KPDX is very well-poised for growth and we have a great team of employees. Together, we are very dedicated to the success of the station.”
Said Paul Karpowicz, President of the Local Media Group: “Patrick has been a strong leader at KPTV/KPDX, and will use his expertise and team-building skills to grow a very important focus area for our group. Andy is ready to take on a new leadership role, and will be an asset in continuing our success in the Portland market.”
Both promotions are effective immediately. McCreery will be based in Phoenix.