Martin informed WXIN staff today that he is leaving the station on February 25th to become the general manager of KPRC, according to the Indianapolis Business Journal.
“I’ve worked at a top-10 market before, and it’s a good opportunity to get back into a top-10 market,” Martin said. “It’s a bittersweet move.”
Since joining WXIN in 2004, Martin has focussed on increasing the amount of local news programming that the station offers. In January, WXIN expanded its weekday morning newscast to a 4:00 a.m. start and the station is preparing to debut additional weekday newscasts in the near future. As IBJ points out, WXIN was running 18 1/2 hours of local news per week when Martin joined the station and that number is now up to 50 hours.
>Update: “Jerry has a very impressive list of credentials and the staff is looking forward to our first chance to meet him,” Mike Guerrieri, KPRC’s vice president and creative services director, told the mikemcguff.com blog. “We have a lot of exciting improvements coming to KPRC in the next few weeks that will be very visible to viewers and we’re looking forward to Jerry being a part it.”