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Tracey Rogers Named GM of WMC in Memphis

wmc logoTracey Rogers has been named vice president and general manager of WMC, Raycom’s NBC affiliate in Memphis, the Memphis Business Journal reports.

Rogers was the news director of WMC from 2007-11. She left the station in 2011 to be the vice president and general manager of KAIT, Raycom’s ABC affiliate in Jonesboro, Ark.

“Tracey’s instinct, Memphis market knowledge and proven dedication to her community are her strengths,” Nick Simonette, group vice president for Raycom Media, said in a statement. “She has so much love and respect for the people of the Mid-South and the legacy of WMC-TV 5.”

Rogers replaces Lee Meredith, who left for WAFB in Baton Rouge last month.

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Lee Meredith Leaving Raycom’s Memphis Station for One in Baton Rouge

Wafb_2008Lee Meredith has been named VP and GM for Raycom’s Baton Rouge CBS affiliate WAFB-WBXH.

Meredith is currently VP and GM of Raycom’s Memphis NBC affiliate WMC.

He will replace Sandy Breland, who was named GM of WVUE after Raycom started providing operational services to the New Orleans FOX affiliate. Breland is also regional VP with oversight of WVUE and WAFB as well as KSLA in Shreveport and KPLC in Lake Charles, LA.

[The Times-Picayune]

In Memphis, WMC Achieves Ratings Success Not Seen in 15 Years

Memphis’s WMC has reason to pop the champagne this weekend. The NBC-affiliate did a clean sweep in February with all of its newscasts finishing #1.

The station says that it’s the first time the feat has been achieved in 15 years.

“We’re encouraged by the growth of these news ratings,” said WMC general manager Lee Meredith. “Coupled with the skyrocketing numbers that we’re seeing on the Internet and on mobile devices, this is very humbling. We never take our viewers for granted.”

CBS-affiliate WREG took the silver in all of its match-ups with WMC, including 10 p.m., which was both stations’ highest-rated newscast of the day.

“I attribute our success to many things, but most importantly we have the right team on the field working for these successes,” WMC news director Tracey Rogers told TVSpy via email.  “They know our mission and carry it out day in and day out and listen to our viewers and what they want to see every night.”