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Fox Names Patrick Paolini VP-GM of WTTG

Patrick Paolini has been named vice president and general manager of WTTG-WDCA, Fox’s duopoly in Washington, D.C.

It is a return to D.C. for the longtime Fox executive, who worked at WTTG-WDCA as vice president and general sales manager earlier in his career. He has also been VP-GM for WTXF in Philadelphia and VP and director of sales for WNYW-WWOR in New York City. Most recently, he was senior vice president of Fox Station Sales.

“Patrick has done a stellar job in leading our FSS sales team. His past success as a General Manager make him the ideal choice as we look to grow WTTG’s position in the DC market,” Fox Television Stations CEO Jack Abernethy said in a statement.

Paolini replaces Duffy Dyer, who announced his retirement yesterday. Dyer will remain with the station through the transition period.

The full press release from Fox is after the jump. Read more

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WTTG General Manager Duffy Dyer to Retire

Duffy Dyer, the vice president and general manager of WTTG-WDCA in Washington, D.C., has announced his retirement. Dyer has worked as the duopoly’s VP-GM for 12 years and for the Fox Television Station group for more than 20 years.

“Duffy has been invaluable to FTS over the last 26 years. We want to thank him for his leadership and unmatched dedication,” Fox Television Stations CEO Jack Abernethy told TVSpy in a statement. “He will be truly missed.”

A replacement has yet to be named for Duffy, who will continue to work at WTTG through the summer.

Reporter Audrey Barnes Set to Join WTTG

Audrey Barnes is joining WTTG as a general assignment reporter, the Washington, DC Fox O&O announced today.

The move is a return to WTTG for Barnes, who has contributed to the station on a freelance basis in the past. She has also worked as a morning anchor at WBAL in Baltimore and as a reporter at  WRC and WUSA, both in Washington, DC.

“Her depth of reporting experience and history in the DC market make her amply qualified to bring stories of interest to our viewers,” WTTG VP-GM Duffy Dyer said in a statement.

Barnes, who will report across all the station’s newscasts, will debut on March 26.

WTTG Names Sarah Simmons Morning Co-Anchor

Sarah Simmons has been promoted to morning co-anchor at WTTG, the Fox O&O in Washington, DC.

Simmons joined WTTG as a general assignment reporter in 2006. “Her passion and work ethic proved she was the perfect candidate for this position,” WTTG vice president and general manager Duffy Dyer said in a statement.

Simmons will co-anchor the 4:30-7 a.m. newscast alongside Wisdom Martin. “I look forward to the unique opportunity of bringing both local and national news to our viewers, in a city that has welcomed me with open arms,” she said.