Steve Gahler has been tapped to lead Seattle’s KSTW.

CBS Television, which owns the CW-affiliate, announced on Thursday that it was promoting Gahler to vice president and general manager.  Gahler had been the station’s director of sales since 2006.

“Steve has done an outstanding job of leading our local operations and growing our business at KSTW, which continues to be one of the top-performing affiliates of The CW,” said Peter Dunn, president, CBS Television Stations. “His leadership abilities, knowledge of the market and strong relationships with clients have served us well and we are pleased to recognize his many contributions to our ongoing success with this promotion.”

Gahler started with CBS as an account executive with WCCO in Minneapolis-St. Paul.  He then moved on to become a sales manager for KOMO, Seattle’s ABC-affiliate.