With Amanda White's recent promotion to Director of Research for station owner TEGNA, a hole opened up. It's just been filled by the VP of Creative services for the NBC O&O serving the San Francisco Bay Area.
After nearly seven years at Nielsen as a Media Analytics Consulting VP, Idil Miriam Cakim has exited the company. She'll now be getting more familiar with the goings-on inside 345 Hudson Street, on Manhattan's West Side.
In August 2019, Paul Brenner took the role of Chief Strategy Officer at Indianapolis-based Vibenomics, following the demise of Emmis Communications subsidiary TagStation, for which he served as President and oversight of the ultimately unsuccessful NextRadio app. Brenner has now been rewarded for his efforts by rising to a higher role at Vibenomics.
The VP of News, Marketing and Content Development at Lilly Broadcasting has been elevated to the Executive Vice President position at the Erie, Pa.-based multimedia company. He returned to Lilly in June 2018 after working at a former Lilly-owned station for some 16 years.
Established in 2015, the Digital Leadership Award honors an individual at a broadcast station, group or network who has had a significant role in transforming a traditional broadcast business to succeed on digital media platforms.
Sinclair Broadcast Group has elevated three of its top executives to the EVP level while shifting its Corporate Development head to a slightly renamed role.
Six months after Nexstar Media Group completed its acquisition of Tribune Media, the leader of its Fox and CW Network affiliates in Denver obtained via the transaction is leaving the company. The destination? Charlotte, where she will lead TEGNA's NBC affiliate as of March 10.
Many RBR+TVBR readers know Doug Ferber for his role as a media broker, heading Dallas-based DEFcom Advisors, and for his editorial work alongside now-retired Foster Garvey attorney Erwin Krasnow. Now, radio industry engineers and C-Suiters charged with approving expenses will get to know Ferber for his new role at Tieline.
There is now a SVP/CIO at Sinclair Broadcast Group. At the same time, its Senior Director of TV systems has been promoted to a sports-focused VP role.
An individual who served as the Asst. GM of Telecommunications at the Frankfort Plant Board in Kentucky from 2014 to 2017 has been selected for the roles of EVP/Membership and Finance and Chief of Staff at the organization formerly known as the American Cable Association.
The 2020 NAB Show's invitation-only Executive Leadership Summit (ELS) has secured the Chairman of WarnerMedia Entertainment for a Sunday Keynote address that will see the leader discuss opportunities for the company and plans for its six newly aligned sibling companies.
Brent Millar will soon retire as SVP/Market Manager for Entercom Communications' Greensboro station group. We now know who will be assuming his duties once he transitions to his non-workaday life.
Radio industry veteran Erica Farber, who ran RKO General's WXLO-FM "99X" in New York in the mid-1970s and later served as Publisher of former trade publication Radio & Records, will be staying at the Radio Advertising Bureau a few more years.
In August 2019, Allyson Meyers completed a nearly seven-year run as VP/GM of FOX's owned-and-operated stations serving Gainesville and Orlando, Fla., plus the company's MyNetwork TV affiliate serving Central Florida. Now, she has resurfaced as the head of an ABC affiliate in Oklahoma, owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group.
For 19 years, Pete Spriggs has served as Program Director for Cox Media Group's Talk radio station in Atlanta, WSB. He saw its transition from AM to FM, as Director of Branding and Programming, while also serving as a Talk format leader for all CMG/Atlanta News/Talk stations. Now, Spriggs is ready to call it a day, and his successor has just been named.