Learfield IMG College has a new President/CEO. The move comes as its now former leader announces his retirement, ending a 36-year run at the collegiate sports company.
For 19 years, Bailey Coleman has been a vivid voice and featured face of WKKV-FM in Milwaukee, an Urban Contemporary station that signed on the air in June 1991 and has been owned by iHeartMedia through predecessor Clear Channel Communications for 24 years, since its acquisition from Herb McCord's Granum Communications. As of Monday, Coleman's tenure in Wisconsin concluded. She's now in New Orleans, taking a bigger role at iHeart.
Gray Television said Monday that it has chosen "two highly qualified managers from within its ranks" to lead its television stations in a Louisiana market, and a city adjacent to Fort Rucker, Ala. One is a woman who is leaving Harrisonburg, Va. The other was at the Gray-owned CBS affiliate in Charlotte.
Morgan’s Country Kitchen is a popular breakfast and lunch spot in an area of Palm Beach County, Fla., known more for its warehouses than its beaches or nearby polo grounds. Just minutes from a popular concert venue, Morgan's business was decimated due to the novel coronavirus. A Hubbard Radio Country station helped save it.
Scot Chastain is planning to relocate to California's state capital, once stay-at-home restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic are lifted by Gov. Gavin Newsom. That's because he has been tapped to oversee the market's FOX affiliate, and will be leaving Lansing, Mich.
The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) has made the decision to postpone the 45th Annual Gracie Awards Gala, scheduled for May 19, due to recommendations from public health officials surrounding the novel Coronavirus outbreak. A new date has been affirmed.
Chuck Poduska will officially start his retirement as VP/GM of Meredith Local Media's Kansas City duopoly on March 31. We now know who is succeeding him at the stations.
TEGNA's Senior Director of Corporate Development has been promoted to Head of Investor Relations. At the same time, there's a new VP/Treasurer in place at TEGNA.
With talk of bids from Apollo Global Management, Byron Allen's group and even Trinity Broadcasting Network making headlines of late and Soohyung Kim's Standard General putting pressure on TEGNA for representation on its Board of Directors, John Janedis is exiting the company formerly known as Gannett. Janedis is returning to Wall Street to take a seat Marci Ryvicker once held.
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.
The Shadow League has developed an online audience as an online hub dedicated to presenting "journalistically sound sports coverage through the lens of culture." The individual who presently serves as its EVP, who has experience at African American-centric cable TV network BET, has just joined the partnership in New York that is now the licensee of "Hot 97" and WBLS.
In February 2005, a partner at a D.C. law firm departed after 18 years to take the top governmental and regulatory affairs post at one of the nation's biggest media companies targeting Hispanic consumers. He's still at Univision Communications, and based in Southern California. And, he's just added an additional role to his resume, thanks to the NAB.
The Corporate Controller at Bonneville International and the Chief Accounting Officer and Corporate Controller at Sinclair Broadcast Group have been named Chairs for Media Finance Focus 2020. The event is scheduled for late May at the famed Hollywood & Highland complex in Los Angeles.
When Steve Chase shifted to a role at TEGNA-owned NBC affiliate KUSA-9 in Denver, it opened up a slot back in the Twin Cities, where he held a top sales role at the company's NBC affiliate in that market. TEGNA has now filled that post.
Entravision Communications Corp. has named its new SVP and, additionally, has selected its new VP of Integrated Marketing Solutions for its media properties in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. Taking the roles are two women.