“I am very proud to have played a role in the station’s rich history,” Churchville said in announcing her retirement, calling WJAR’s staff “the best people in local television.”
Churchville began her career in TV at New York WABC, before moving on to work for a series of NBC stations. She worked as director of sales at Chicago’s WMAQ and later became vice president of sales at Philadelphia’s WCAU.
Reid Ashe, executive vice president and COO of Media General, which owns WJAR, described Churchville as “an accomplished professional and an inspiring leader.” “We will miss her and we wish her all the best,” he said.
Churchville’s final day with the station is set for June 30th. Video of the retirement announcement inside…