Joyce To Rule KPAX For Scripps as Hermes Retires


He has more than 20 years of news and sales experience, including four years at The E.W. Scripps Co.’s broadcast TV stations. Most recently, he served as director of sales at KMGH-TV, Scripps’ ABC affiliate in Denver.

Now, he’s a VP/GM of Scripps’ CBS affiliate in Missoula, Mont., effective Dec. 14.

And, he succeeds Bob Hermes, who is retiring from his role as vice president and general manager in January after 40 years in broadcasting. Hermes joined KPAX as a sales manager in 1987 and was promoted to his current role in 1997.

Taking the role at KPAX-TV is Brian Joyce, whose resume includes roles as the director of sales at KGUN and KWBA, Scripps’ ABC and CW affiliates in Tucson. Before joining Scripps, Joyce was a local sales manager and national sales manager at KOLD-13 in Tucson and a local sales manager at KBMT-TV and KJAC-TV in Beaumont, Tex. He also served in leadership roles with London Broadcasting in Dallas, including director of news and programming and vice president and general manager of KTXD-TV.

“Throughout his career in broadcasting, Brian has accumulated an impressive range of experience across news programming and sales leadership,” said Local Media President Brian Lawlor. “He’s been an exceptional leader during his time at Scripps, and we’re confident his experience will help drive continued growth for the KPAX team and will serve the greater Missoula and Western Montana community well.”

Joyce launched his broadcast career in Texas as a sports journalist for KETK-TV in Tyler, Tex.

“I’m looking forward to continuing my Scripps career with KPAX’s dedicated team of people as we work together to serve Missoula with the quality journalism and community involvement our audiences have come to expect from Scripps,” Joyce said.