Patrick McCreery will be getting a new set of business cards.
As of July 1, he’ll be charged with overseeing all station operations within the Local Media Group at Meredith Corp.
McCreery is rising to Local Media Group President, from Local Media Group EVP. His role also sees McCreery taking oversight of Meredith Corp.’s MNI Targeted Media.
McCreery was just promoted to EVP, in January 2018. Before that, he served as VP/News and Marketing.
“I am looking forward to continuing Meredith’s longstanding tradition of service journalism to our communities,” said McCreery. “I am honored to be given the opportunity to guide the Meredith Local Media Group in this transformational time in our business.”
McCreery has worked for Meredith since 2002, starting as a Special Projects Executive Producer at KPHO-5 in Phoenix. He then spent more than 10 years at KPTV-12/KPDX-49, Meredith’s Portland, Ore., stations. He started in Portland as Assistant News Director, eventually working his way up to VP/GM.
McCreery succeeds Paul Karpowicz, who is retiring at the end of June after leading the Local Media Group since 2005. Under Karpowicz’s leadership, Meredith increased its television footprint by adding stations in Phoenix; St. Louis; Mobile, Ala.; and Springfield, Mass; Meredith now has duopolies in five markets.
“Paul is a broadcasting legend,” said Meredith President/CEO Tom Harty. “He has built what I believe is the best-run television station group in the industry. Paul’s leadership and passion for this industry have stood the test of time.”
Meredith’s Local Media Group is comprised of 17 local broadcast television stations.
“I am very proud of what our team has accomplished and I know I am leaving the Meredith Local Media Group in great hands,” Karpowicz said. “Patrick has led our news operations to leading positions in most of our markets, and worked diligently to expand our digital offerings. He has also led the integration of MNI Targeted Media into Meredith. I am confident that Patrick is the right person to move the Local Media Group into the future.”