Oliver’s Successor At ‘FOX9’ Selected


In late May, the head of sales for Fox Television Stations’ owned-and-operated station serving the Minneapolis-St. Paul market, who added SVP/Market Manager duties in December 2014, packed her bags and relocated to the company’s Seattle-Tacoma operations.

Now, her successor has been chosen, and it is a promotion from within.

Marian Davey, the VP/News Director for KMSP-9 and MyNetwork TV sibling WFTC (KMSP-9.2), has risen to SVP/GM of the Twin Cities siblings.

Davey succeeds Sheila Oliver, who took the Seattle SVP/GM post, overseeing KCPQ-TV “Q13,” and “Joe TV” KZJO-TV.

Davey reports directly to FOX Television Stations CEO Jack Abernethy, who called out Davey for “a stellar job in leading the KMSP-FOX 9 news team for the past eight years. Her past success and understanding of the market, coupled with her local news expertise and results-driven attitude, make her the natural choice to lead our Minneapolis duopolies.”

Marian Davey
Marian Davey

Davey has been with the FOX-owned duopoly in Minneapolis for nearly 20 years. She ascended to her most recent role in August 2013, and previously served as Managing Editor and Assistant News Director for the stations. Prior to joining FOX, she spent fourteen years at WCCO-4 in Minneapolis, in various roles ranging from intern, to Producer, and Managing Editor at the CBS O&O.

“Getting the opportunity to lead these incredible stations, KMSP/WFTC is a dream come true,” Davey said. “I’m honored and excited to bring both stations continued growth and success.”