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Jim Clayton Named Interim GM at WGHP

Jim Clayton has been named interim president and general manager at WGHP, Local TV’s Fox affiliate in Greensboro, N.C., according to TVNewsCheck.

Clayton stepped down as general manager of KOMO in Seattle last year. Prior to his six years in Seattle, Clayton helmed WNYW, the Fox O&O in New York City.

Clayton temporarily replaces Karen Adams, who was recently named VP-GM of WJZY and WMYT, Fox’s anticipated duopoly in Charlotte.

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Janene Drafs to Take Over as KOMO General Manager After Jim Clayton’s Retirement

Fisher Communications has announced that Jim Clayton, the senior vice president and general manager of Seattle ABC-affiliate KOMO, will retire at the end of the month. He will be succeeded by Janene Drafs.

Drafs is a 25-year employee of Fisher Communications who began her career at KOMO as a sales assistant. She has also held the positions of account executive, local sales manager and general sales manager. Most recently, she has been the station’s vice president and station manager, a role she assumed in May.

“Janene is an accomplished leader who brings the full range of newsroom and sales experience, along with deep community knowledge, to this position,” Fisher president and CEO Colleen Brown said in a statement. Read more

Janene Drafs Promoted to VP-Station Manager at KOMO-KUNS

Janene Drafs has been promoted to vice president and station manager at KOMO-KUNS, the Fisher Broadcasting duopoly in Seattle. Her appointment is effective immediately.

Drafs is a 25-year employee of Fisher Broadcasting who most recently was vice president and general sales manager at KOMO-KUNS. In her new role, she will continue to be responsible for sales activity at the duopoly.

“Janene has the expertise and track record to be an excellent station manager in this market,” Jim Clayton, the SVP-GM of Fisher Seattle Broadcasting, said in a statement. “She knows the landscape very well. And I am pleased to announce her new responsibility.”