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WXIN-WTTV Names Sarah Jacobs General Sales Manager

WXIN logoSarah Jacobs has been named general sales manager at WXIN-WTTV, Tribune’s Fox and CW affiliates in Indianapolis. She will begin on May 2 and report to Paul Rennie, the stations’ vice president and general manager.

“I’m extremely happy to have Sarah lead the sales effort for our outstanding duopoly stations,” Rennie said in a statement. “Both FOX59 and Channel 4 are leaders in the market in terms of ratings as well as revenue, and I’m confident Sarah’s energy and leadership will continue to build on that momentum.”

Jacobs comes from Sinclair Broadcast Group, where she has been the local sales manager at WKRC in Cincinnati since 2008.

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WXIN Adds Nicole Pence, Expands Evening Newscasts

nicole penceIndianapolis Fox affiliate WXIN is launching 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts this year, vice president and general manager Paul Rennie has announced.

Nicole Pence, who left rival WTHR in November, will join the station as anchor of the 11 p.m. newscast, “NewsPoint.” The station says the newscast will be “a concise wrap-up of the day’s events” with “a distinct look and feel from the rest of FOX59’s newscasts seen throughout the day.” It will debut at the end of June.

“Nicole brings to NewsPoint instant credibility and familiarity for 11pm news viewers,” Rennie said. “We couldn’t be happier that she is part of the FOX59 News team.”

Bob Donaldson and Fanchon Stinger, who anchor the 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts, will add the 7 p.m. newscast to their anchor duties when it debuts later this fall.

“Over the past several years, FOX59 News has seen tremendous growth in terms of news hours and viewers. The addition of the FOX59 News at 7 and NewsPoint at 11pm is the next logical step in our expansion,” Rennie said in a statement. “We’re excited to bring viewers in Central Indiana more options to watch news when and how they want it.”

 

 

 

Paul Rennie Named GM of WXIN-WTTV

Paul Rennie has been named vice president and general manager of WXIN-WTTV, the Fox and CW affiliates in Indianapolis. It is a move within Tribune for Rennie, who has been general sales manager of KCPQ-KZJO in Seattle since 2004.

“Paul brings significant industry experience, including time spent in Indy, and he understands the variety of opportunities and challenges generated by a major-market duopoly,” Tribune president of broadcast media Larry Wert said in a statement.  “He is a strategic and innovative thinker whom people trust and enjoy—Paul is the perfect fit for Indy.”

Before joining Tribune, Rennie oversaw the sales department for WRTV, the ABC affiliate in Indianapolis. At WXIN, he replaces Larry Delia, who joined rival WTHR earlier this year.

“I’m happy to be returning to Indianapolis, which is a great market that offers a lot of opportunity,” Rennie said. More in Tribune’s official announcement after the jump. Read more