A Portland TV Sales Vet Secured To Lead Sinclair Duo

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PORTLAND, ORE. — There’s a new leader atop the Univision and ABC affiliates serving the Rose City, owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group.


And, it is a media sales veteran who spent many years at TEGNA’s crosstown NBC affiliate who has most recently served as Director of Sales for the Sinclair duo.


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Now in the top role for KUNP-16, branded as “Univision Portland,” and KATU-2 is Cortlandt Cuffee.

“Cortlandt’s promotion to General Manager is a reflection of his hard work and dedication to
Sinclair’s efforts in the Portland market,” said Rob Weisbord, President of Broadcast and Sinclair’s Chief Advertising Revenue Officer. “His strong marketing skills have helped our stations grow, and I look forward to the future success he will achieve with the
organization.”

Cuffee, who had been Director of Sales since March 2018, added, “KATU and KUNP have played an integral part in educating and informing our local communities for decades. It has been a privilege to work alongside such a talented group, who have all contributed greatly to the legacy our stations have represented in Portland. I am excited to lead this organization into the future and look forward to collaborating with the team in our commitment to best serve our viewers, clients and community partners.”

Cuffee spent a year as Publisher of SagaCity Media before taking the role at Sinclair’s Portland stations. Prior to that, he spent nearly 17 years at KGW-8, with 14 of those years as its Local Sales Manager.

— RBR+TVBR West Coast Bureau. Editing by Adam Jacobson in Boca Raton, Fla.