For the past three years, he’s served as Director of Sales for “Action News 5,” the NBC affiliate serving Memphis owned by Gray Television.
As of today, this 20-year local broadcast TV sales pro is now General Manager of another NBC affiliate owned by Gray — a station that likely has a lot of Fighting Irish fans both inside and outside the building.
Ron Bartholomew is now in the top post at WNDU-16 in South Bend, Ind., the 99th-largest DMA in the U.S.
Bartholomew joined Gray for the Memphis post in 2019, and before that operated his own management and consulting company while opening in December 2017 North 30th Sports Pub & Grille in Tampa.
From February 2000-January 2018, Bartholomew was associated with CBS, serving in various sales and business development roles in Tampa-St. Petersburg and, before that, in New Orleans.
From 2006-2009, Bartholomew also served as the Director of Sponsorships for the NFL Alumni Association.