This Is Vertical Bridge’s New VP/Broadcast Leasing

The privately held owner and manager of communications towers across the U.S., is celebrating the completion of the first week on the job for its newly named executive. He joins the Boca Raton, Fla.-based company after most recently holding the role of VP/U.S. Sales at Electronics Research Inc. (ERI).
E.W. Scripps Company

Scripps In Search Of A New CFO

Interim CFO duties have been handed to Lisa Knutson, as the owner of radio and TV stations works out a severance agreement with Timothy M. Wesolowski. Details were outlined in a Securities & Exchange Commission filing made Friday by The E.W. Scripps Co.

Urban One Welcomes An EVP That Succeeds Vilardo

According to an SEC filing made by Urban One, Karen Wishart's first day as a company EVP was Monday, and she's already working with Chief Administrative Officer Linda Vilardo on a successful transfer of her duties to Wishart. Vilardo's last day of employment is Dec. 31, and we now know how much Wishart will earn in 2018.

A Top NYC Anchor Resurfaces Across The Street

Some 45 days ago, longtime WABC-7 morning co-anchor Lori Stokes departed the ABC O&O, tearfully saying goodbye after 17 years at the station. It turns out she's far from done as a morning news anchor in the Big Apple: She's just joined FOX's crosstown WNYW-5, where she'll be paired with another veteran NYC anchor.

Scripps’ Milwaukee Combo Secures A New Sales Leader

The E.W. Scripps Co. has selected a new Director of Sales and National Sales Manager for its News/Talk-Country combo in Milwaukee. Concurrently, the GSM for the Country station is adding similar duties for the heritage News/Talker.

Sinclair Selects A GM For ‘Mountaineer’ ABC, FOX Affiliates

A fast-rising sales talent in the Pittsburgh market who recently took on the Director of Sales role for Sinclair Broadcast Group's ABC affiliate in the Charleston-Huntington, W. Va., market has climbed into the GM chair for the station. This talent will also oversee the FOX affiliate in the market, which Sinclair operates via a Time Brokerage Agreement with partner Cunningham Broadcasting.

ERI Bumps Up Benco To Bigger Sales Role

There is a new VP of U.S. Sales at Electronics Research Inc., and the company's choice to fill the position has two decades of experience in terrestrial broadcasting, mobile television, distributed transmission systems, and FM radio. He was previously the company's Director of Television Sales.
Cox Media Group

Carter, Babin Bumped Up To RVP Roles At Cox Media Group

There's a new RVP for Radio, and a new RVP for Television, at Cox Media Group. In a late Monday announcement, the company turned to the head of its four South Florida FMs to take on a greater role for Cox's radio stations across four other markets. Concurrently, a Steel City TV exec is adding four markets to his oversight.

Global Solutions Growth Adds Two At FOX Networks Group

Fox Networks Group (FNG) is growing its Global Solutions team. The arm of 21st Century Fox on Monday appointed a SVP who will be based in Los Angeles, and a VP/Global Solutions for Advertising Sales who will be located in New York.

Salamon Swims South From Three Rivers

An iHeartMedia sales veteran who joined predecessor company Clear Channel in May 1998 and has been associated with iHeart's Pittsburgh properties for the last 19 years is relocating to the "Virginia-Carolina Region."

Hearst Gives Its VP/Sales A New Set Of Stripes

The individual who has served as VP/Sales of Hearst Television since 2014 has just been promoted to SVP/Sales. His resume includes stints for WPIX-11 in New York, WBAL-11 in Baltimore, and the CW affiliate in the Nation's Capital.

A Move From L.A. To San Diego For This Radio ‘Charger’

Dean Spanos thought a move from San Diego to Los Angeles was a great idea for his National Football League franchise, the Chargers. Salem Media Group believes it's a great idea for one of its L.A. executives to pack up and head south to America's Finest City.
Univision Communications, Inc.

Univision Sets New News Leaders In San Francisco

Hispanic-market multimedia company Univision Communications has set two new news executives for its San Francisco Bay Area operations. Both report to Raul Rodriguez, Vice President, General Manager of Univision Bay Area; Steve Stuck, Vice President, General Manager of Univision Sacramento & Fresno; and Chris Peña, Senior Vice President of News, Local Media.

Cheryl Salomone Charged With Leading A Cumulus Cluster

The former Director of NTR and LSM of a Pamal Broadcasting Adult Alternative station in "New York's backyard" has joined Cumulus for a role that sees her oversee four properties in a North Carolina market. Salomone has worked for such companies as Townsquare Media and Adams Radio Group.
Cox Media Group

Gunther, Lawrie Capture New Roles At Cox

Cox Media Group has selected its new Market Vice President for its Tulsa station group, and also for its Jacksonville stations. The company says these appointments are part of its "converging markets with multiple media platforms to strengthen news, sales and operational collaboration." Who's in Florida's First Coast? The person running Cox's radio stations in Tulsa until now.

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