Larry Blackerby has been appointed to run Indianapolis ABC-affiliate WRTV. The McGraw-Hill-owned station announced on Monday that it had hired Blackerby as Vice President and GM.
Blackerby brings with him over three decades of experience in local TV, including stops in Jacksonville, FL and Palm Springs, CA. Most recently, he held the VP-GM position at Houston’s KPRC.
“Larry brings to this position a long and consistent record of ratings and revenue growth at both network affiliates and independent stations across the country,” said Darrell K. Brown, president of McGraw-Hill Broadcasting. “We look forward to tapping into his experience, leadership and energy at WRTV.”
Beyond success in television, Blackerby maintains a strong commitment to being involved in the local communities where he works. During his time at KPRC, he served on the board of Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Greater Houston and the Quality of Life Committee for the Greater Houston Partnership. WRTV staffers can expect Blackerby to demand a focus on community work outside of the newsroom.