“We are grieved and shocked at the sudden loss of one of our own,” Sinclair CEO and EVP David Amy said in a statement. “Doug brought over 30 years of broadcast television experience to our Company and we will miss his talent and leadership. He was a very dedicated husband and family man and deeply valued the friendships he had in our business and many will miss him greatly. We wish to express our condolences to his family in this time of sorrow.”
Gealy oversaw Sinclair’s stations in the Washington, D.C, Raleigh, NC, and Richmond, VA, markets.
Before being named group manager in November 2013, Gealy had been president, CEO, COO and founder of ACME Communications. Before that he was EVP of Benedek Broadcasting. Gealy had previously worked as GM of WCMH and WWHO in Columbus, Ohio and WHOI in Peoria, Illinois. He had also worked at various stations in Ohio as general sales manager, local sales manager, national sales manager and account executive.