TVNewser LostRemote AgencySpy PRNewser FishbowlNY FishbowlDC SocialTimes AllTwitter AllFacebook InsideFacebook InsideSocialGames InsideMobileApps

Posts Tagged ‘Peter Dunn’

Stan Gill Named VP-GM of WTOG in Tampa

Stan Gill is the new vice president and general manager of WTOG, the CBS-owned CW affiliate in Tampa-St. Petersburg.

Gill joins WTOG March 14 after 14 years with ACME Communications. He has been the company’s COO since 2010 and President and COO since 2012. He served as VP-GM of ACME’s KWBQ-KASY in Albuquerque from 2006-12.

“Stan is an outstanding local station operator who is extremely well suited to lead WTOG given all the success he has had running multiple CW stations,” CBS Television Stations president Peter Dunn said in a statement. “We look forward to having him join the talented group of employees we have at WTOG and oversee the continuing growth of one of the top CW affiliates in the country.”

Gill replaces Laura Caruso, who is departing the station to pursue other opportunities, according to CBS. Read more

Mediabistro Course

Multimedia Journalism

Multimedia JournalismStarting September 25, learn how to create interactive packages with photos, audio, and video! Taught by a multiplatform journalist, Darragh Worland will teach you how to come up stories that would be best told in a multimedia format, and create original content for that package using photos, slideshows, and short video and audio pieces. Register now! 
 

Jack Walsh Named VP-GM at WUPA in Atlanta

Jack Walsh will step into the role of vice president and general manager at WUPA, the CBS-owned CW affiliate in Atlanta.

Walsh joins WUPA from rival WGCL, where he has been the local sales manager since 2009. Prior to that, he was the general sales manager at Atlanta’s WATL.

“Jack is one of the most highly regarded local television executives in the Atlanta market,” CBS Television Stations president Peter Dunn said in announcing the hire.  “His deep roots in the advertising community, relationships with local business leaders and reputation as a skilled manager and great motivator will serve us well as he takes on the responsibility of overseeing one of the top CW affiliates in the country and our talented team of employees in Atlanta.”

Walsh replaces Tom Candeo, who was recently named general manager of WWJ, the CBS O&O in Detroit.

Read the full release from CBS after the jump. Read more

Tom Canedo Named GM of Detroit’s WWJ

Tom Canedo has been named vice president and general manager of Detroit CBS O&O, WWJ.  Canedo comes from WUPA, the CBS owned CW affiliate in Atlanta.

“Tom has done a great job of leading our efforts to make WUPA one of the most successful CW stations in the country,” said Peter Dunn, president of CBS Television Stations. “We value his experience and leadership skills and know that they will serve him well as he takes on the responsibility of managing our Detroit stations.”

Canedo succeeds Trey Fabacher who left WWJ to helm Meredith’s WGCL in Atlanta. Read more

CBS Appoints New GMs in San Francisco and Chicago: Bruno Cohen to KPIX, Marty Wilke to WBBM

CBS announced two new general managers at its O&Os this morning: Bruno Cohen (pictured) will join KPIX in San Francisco, and Marty Wilke will join WBBM in Chicago.

Cohen replaces Ron Longinotti, whose departure was first reported yesterday by San Francisco media blogger Rich Leiberman. In a statement, CBS said Longinotti is “leaving the company to pursue other endeavors.”

Cohen has been the general manager at WBBM since 2008. He is a Bay Area native who was president and general manager of KOVR-KMAX, the CBS duopoly in Sacramento, for three years before moving to Chicago. In his new role, he will also oversee CBS-owned CW affiliates KBCW in San Francisco and KSTW in Seattle. Read more

Oprah’s Departure Leads to Tighter Ratings Races

The departure of Oprah Winfrey from daytime television last summer has resulted in more competitive ratings battles in top markets across the U.S., Brian Stelter of the New York Times writes:

In New York, for instance, WABC’s replacement for Ms. Winfrey’s show, an hour of local news at 4 p.m., has averaged about half as many viewers as the talk show did. The decline has brought down the 5 p.m. hour as well; in May, WABC’s long winning streak at that hour was broken by WCBS. “We started our 5 o’clock newscasts here in New York in 1982, and this is the first time we are No. 1,” said Peter Dunn, the president and general manager of WCBS.

In many local markets, the “Oprah” time slots were filled not with talk, but with local news, continuing a cost-effective expansion of news that has been happening for several years in many cities. But ratings declines, in many cases, have been precipitous there, too. Read more

WLNY Takeover a ‘Once in a Lifetime Experience’ For CBS

CBS has officially taken ownership of WLNY and launched a three-phase transition that will result in new newscasts and high definition programming at Long Island station.

As part of the merger with WCBS, the CBS O&O in New York City, Betty Ellen Berlamino has been named vice president and station manager of WLNY. She is a former general manager of WPIX, the CW-affiliate in New York.

“It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience in the New York market to create a new TV station,” WCBS news director David Friend said. Read more

CBS Purchase Of WLNY Comes With $55M Price Tag

Details of the pending sale of WLNY to CBS are leaking out, and it looks like CBS is spending more than usual this holiday season.

The company is paying $55 million to purchase Long Island-based independent station WLNY, according to TVNewsCheck. Terms of the deal were not previously disclosed, but were obtained from FCC paperwork filed seeking approval of the purchase.

WLNY will be paired with CBS owned-and-operated WCBS to form a duopoly in New York City. In announcing the deal, CBS Television Stations president Peter Dunn said the “combined strengths” of the two stations will “fuel a significant expansion” of CBS local news in the market.

WLNY is owned by Michael Pascucci.

CBS to Purchase WLNY, Creating New York Duopoly

CBS has inked a deal to acquire independent station WLNY and form, with its flagship WCBS, a duopoly in the nation’s largest market.

“Our acquisition of WLNY-TV presents a tremendous opportunity for our TV Stations Division,” CBS Television Stations president Peter Dunn said, in announcing the deal.  “The combined strengths of CBS 2 and WLNY-TV will give us a terrific platform for serving the entire New York area.  Our plans for the station include adding people and resources to fuel a significant expansion of local news programming well beyond the nightly half hour that currently airs.”

WLNY is based on Long Island and the acquisition means that CBS will now have a two-pronged attack for covering news in the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut tri-state area. Read more

Chris Wragge on WCBS: ‘I’m Going to Do Whatever the Hell They Want Me to Do’

Chris Wragge is recommitting his time to WCBS, following a year hosting “The Early Show,” and he says he’ll do whatever GM Peter Dunn and news director David Friend ask of him.

“It’s up to Peter and David.  I am strictly at their mercy,” Wragge told FishbowlNY on Tuesday, talking about his return to WCBS where Maurice DuBois is now top anchor.  “I’m just going to do whatever the hell they want me to do.”

Wragge has been co-anchoring WCBS’s 6 p.m. newscast since the beginning of September, in addition to appearing on “The Early Show,” but his role on the morning show will significantly decrease January 9th as Charlie Rose and Gayle King take over.

Wragge says he plans to come back to “The Early Show” at some point, though: “I’m being benched for a little while, but there is a second half.” Read more at FishbowlNY

WCBS Plans To Launch Digital Subchannel in NYC

WCBS, the CBS owned-and-operated station in New York City, has announced plans to launch a digital subchannel before the end of the year, according to the New York Daily News.

Called “CBS New York Plus,” the channel will combine resources from all of the CBS-owned properties in New York, which include WCBS and several radio stations.

“We have all of this content,” WCBS general manager Peter Dunn told the Daily News. “It really is a reflection of our CBS local media.”

This will be the first digital subchannel for a CBS O&O, although the network plans to eventually roll out similar channels in other markets where there are owned-and-operated stations. In addition to being another option for locally-produced information, it will also give WCBS an additional outlet in times of big breaking news.

NEXT PAGE >>