A former VP/Sales for the company previously known as Gannett has returned to what is now TEGNA, by agreeing to oversee its ABC affiliate in Big D.
Brad Ramsey has been named President/GM of ABC affiliate WFAA-8 in Dallas. Ramsey succeeds Michael Devlin, who previously announced his retirement.
To ensure a smooth transition, Devlin will remain at WFAA through early February, before yielding full control to Ramsey.
Since exiting TEGNA in 2016, Ramsey has been VP/Business Strategy for the Virginia- Beach-based Center for Sales Strategy, a sales performance consultancy. In that role, Ramsey worked with businesses across the country, including TEGNA, to help attract, retain and develop high-performing sales talent.
From 2014-2016, Ramsey spent two years as VP/Sales for TEGNA and, from 2012-2014, as President/GM of ABC affiliate WVEC-13 in Norfolk.
Before joining TEGNA for the WVEC role, Ramsey served as VP/GM of Gray Television‘s trio of broadcast TV stations in Charlottesville, Va., home to the University of Virginia.
“Brad is a well-respected industry veteran who knows TEGNA and WFAA well. He understands the connection WFAA has to its audience, customers and community,” said Lynn Beall, EVP/COO of Media Operations at TEGNA. “Brad will continue to build on the great work Mike and the WFAA team are doing to embrace innovation, connect with our audiences and increase engagement on all devices. We’re excited to welcome Brad back into the TEGNA family.”
Ramsey began his career at Gray’s Harrisonburg, Va. and Winchester, Va. stations, in 2000, following his completion of the MBA program at the Virginia Tech Pamplin College of Business.