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Trey Fabacher Leaves WWJ for Atlanta’s WGCL

In a day of general manager shakeups for CBS O&O’s, the Meredith Local Media Group has gotten in on the action by naming the general manager of the CBS O&O in Detroit, Trey Fabacher, as vice president and general manager of WGCL in Atlanta.

Fabacher, who will also oversee Turner Broadcasting’s WPCH which WGCL manages, succeeds Kirk Black who left the Atlanta CBS affiliate in May,

Before joining WWJ, Fabacher was vice president and general manager of KSTW in Seattle.  He’s also worked at Minneapolis stations WCCO and KSTP.

[TVNewsCheck] [Broadcasting & Cable]

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Kirk Black Resigns as VP-GM of WGCL in Atlanta

Kirk Black, the vice president and general manager of Meredith Corporation’s WGCL in Atlanta, has parted ways with the station.

“Kirk Black has resigned to pursue other career opportunities,” a spokesperson for Meredith Corporation told TVSpy. “We are not commenting beyond that.”

Black also served as senior vice president for Meredith’s Local Media Group, a role which included oversight of the company’s national sales operations in Chicago and LA and the company’s eastern hub in Atlanta.

Broadcasting & Cable reports other WGCL staffers, including a top sales manager at the CBS-affiliate, departed suddenly today. Read more

Jeff Fager Tempers Anxiety of CBS Affiliates Board

Jeff Fager, who was recently promoted to chairman of CBS News, addressed the CBS affiliates board on Monday in Las Vegas, working to settle anxiety over ratings for the revamped “Early Show” and especially the “CBS Evening News,” which will soon have a new anchor.

“With Katie there was once a sense we were going to go in a different direction. It was going to be new and unique,” Kirk Black, senior vice president and general manager of Atlanta’s WGCL, told TVNewsCheck. “For whatever reason, that didn’t pan out. Right now, we’re anxious to see where they go next.”

While Fager didn’t go into great detail about Couric’s expected departure from the nightly newscast, he did impress station heads with his enthusiasm and hands-on approach to turning things around.

“He’s passionate and seems really motivated, almost like a station guy. He wants to get out there and get things pointed in the right direction,” Black said.