How One TV Journalist Makes A Difference In Tucson

In the eyes of featured Media Information Bureau columnist Ken Benner, a "most remarkable reporter" has given Cordillera Communications' NBC affiliated KVOA-4 in Tucson a distinct advantage over its competitors. Why is Benner singling out Matthew Schwartz? It comes down to "extraordinary content."

LRN Welcomes Another WWO Vet For Key Sales Role

Local Radio Networks (LRN) has added to its team of "24/7 music format experts" by bringing in a new VP of Affiliate Sales. This individual takes the role after serving nearly 13 years as VP of Affiliate Management at Westwood One, and before that five years as its VP of Affiliate Sales.

Clark’s Mark: A Lowry Mays Award

He's known for his past roles as President of Shamrock Broadcasting and as Chairman of Chancellor Broadcasting. Now, he'll also be known as the recipient of the 2019 Lowry Mays Excellence in Broadcasting Award. The award will be presented at the Broadcasters Foundation of America’s annual breakfast.

Dish Makes A Cognitiv Choice For Sling Slot

The former chief revenue officer of Cognitiv, a revenue functions for the platform which uses "Deep Learning" to build custom programmatic buying algorithms, has been selected to lead advertising strategy and revenue for DISH's Sling TV arm.

NASDAQ Confirmation For iHeartMedia Comes With New IR Head

The nation's No. 1 owner of radio stations has a new individual charged with managing its relationship with the investor community. But, the bigger headline may be the confirmation that a reconstituted iHeartMedia will see its stock soon traded on the NASDAQ exchange.

TEGNA Taps Baylog For His First President/GM Role

For 5 1/2 years, Dan Baylog has served as the Director of Programming & Research Strategy for WKYC-3 in Cleveland, the market's NBC affiliate owned by TEGNA. Now, he'll need to be a little mindful about wearing any Ohio University alumni paraphernalia while at his new place of work, or about town.

SAG-AFTRA Members Re-Elect Carteris, Welcome Manheim

An actress best-known to legions of "90210" fans for her role as Andrea Zuckerman has been given a vote of confidence by members of the nation's main performers union. At the same time, members named as Secretary-Treasurer a veteran actress known for roles on such shows as "The Practice."

Lynch Shifts To Mountain West As Lopez Takes Washington At Comcast

Comcast has a new leader in charge of its business across the state of Washington, where the owner of NBCUniversal and the provider of Xfinity MVPD services has more than 1.6 million residential and business customers and employs more than 4,500 individuals.

Mulholland Drives Away From Hubbard/Seattle

Hubbard Broadcasting is actively seeking applicants for the role of VP/Market Manager at its Seattle-Tacoma radio stations. The job posting to an ADP-managed web page confirms the exit of a woman who had taken the role 13 months ago, following 11 years at a Christian broadcast entity.

Sales Pro Puckett Upped At Beasley’s SWFL Cluster

In September 2016, Ellen Puckett joined Beasley Media Group's radio stations in its home market of Fort Myers-Naples, Fla., as a Senior Account Executive. Now, she has just earned a promotion.
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Meet Cumulus Media’s New CFO, Inbound From Univision

The EVP/CFO of Univision Communications until his March 2018 departure has just accepted John Abbot's old job. He had been at Univision for nearly three years, following a 22-year run at Goldman Sachs, where he was a managing director.

Holub Shifts From Atlanta To Upstate S.C. For Meredith

In 2018, Jeff Holub was promoted to Station Manager at Meredith Local Media's WGCL-46 -- the CBS affiliate serving Atlanta. This followed a lengthy run at Cox Media Group. Now, Holub is moving to Greenville-Spartanburg, S.C., where its longtime News Director rises to Station Manager. Holub will be this Meredith talent's new boss.

Randy Chase Replaces Brannigan As Summit’s Country Head

Early this week, Beverly Brannigan departed SummitMedia -- a move viewed as surprising to many in Country radio. On Friday, it became known that she'd been replaced. The individual now serving as the company's SVP/Programming will assume her duties, and program a Country music station in Knoxville.

Estrella Media Brightens News Efforts In Three Markets

Estrella Media has taken another step in becoming a more competitive player in the Spanish-language television space in three markets by naming a new Head of News. It's an individual who most recently served as news director for Imagen Television, launched in October 2016 in Mexico by Grupo Imagen.
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Meet Sinclair’s New Head of ‘Enterprise Business Transformation’

In this newly created role, a former Xcelerate Solutions executive will lead the company's business transformation program across all business functions, leveraging leading business and technology practices to deliver more effective and efficient ways of working and driving ongoing scale and growth.
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