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Shawn Oswald Named GM of KHBS-KHOG

khbs-khogShawn Oswald has been named president and general manager of KHBS-KHOG, Hearst’s ABC affiliates serving Fort Smith-Fayetteville, Ark.

Oswald comes from KWCH in Wichita, where he is the general sales manager. Previously, he has worked as national sales manager at Hearst’s WISN in Milwaukee and VP-GM of KSNW in Wichita.

“Shawn has distinguished himself as a multi-faceted broadcast executive throughout his career,” Hearst Television president Jordan Wertlieb said in a statement. “He is the right person to lead the KHBS/KHOG team and he brings great energy and enthusiasm for the opportunity to return to the community where he and his family have so many personal ties.”

Oswald replaces Brian Sather, who recently joined KCCI in Des Moines as general manager.

More in the release after the jump. Read more

Tribune Names Lynda King COO for Broadcasting

tribune broadcastingLynda King has been named Tribune’s chief operating officer for its broadcasting division. In her new role, which is effective immediately, King will report to Tribune president of broadcast media Larry Wert.

King was formerly the SVP of operations for Local TV, which was recently acquired by Tribune.

“Lynda’s familiarity with our newly acquired stations, her broad experience in management, operations and sales, and her singular focus on working with our customers and communities will serve us extremely well as we move forward,” Wert said in a statement. “I have gotten to know Lynda while working on the acquisition of her former company and I’m confident she will be a great addition to the leadership team we are building at Tribune Broadcasting.”

Jose Flores Named General Manager of KTLM

telemundo logoTelemundo has made two key leadership appointments at the newly-acquired KTLM in Rio Grande Valley: Jose Flores has been named general manager and Willie Rosales has been named vice president of sales.

“Jose and Willie are extremely important additions to Telemundo 40,” Telemundo Stations president Manny Martinez said in a statement. “With Jose’s experience, dedication and leadership and Willie’s in-depth knowledge of local media, KTLM will be well-positioned for success. I know they are both excited to start serving the Rio Grande Valley community.”

Flores has been the vice president of content and news for the Telemundo Production Center and KXTX, the Telemundo station in Dallas, since 2007. Prior to that, he was the assistant news director at KWHY in Los Angeles.

Rosales previously worked at Televisa Properties in Rio Grande Valley. More from Telemundo after the jump. Read more

Comcast SportsNet Chicago President Jim Corno Dies

jim cornoLongtime Chicago broadcast executive Jim Corno, the president of Comcast SportsNet Chicago, died Tuesday from cancer. He was 66.

“Probably the greatest thing we admired most about Jim was that he truly cared about our personal lives. He was everyone’s second dad. He never forgot a birthday, a wedding, a birth, a passing of a loved one…he was always in the know,” CSN Chicago senior director of communications Jeff Nuich wrote in an online tribute to Corno. “Not because he felt like that’s what the head of a station should do, but he just felt like that’s how you should be as a person…to always care…to always love.”

Since moving to Chicago in 1984, Corno led SportsVision, SportsChannel and Fox Sports Net Chicago before launching Comcast SportsNet Chicago in 2004. After his first television job in the mailroom at KLPR in St. Louis, Corno went on to work as operations manager at WTOP in Washington, D.C. and program manager at WDIV in Detroit. [h/t Robert Feder]

Paul Dughi Named VP-GM at WAAY

paul dughiPaul Dughi has been named vice president and general manager of WAAY, Calkins Media’s ABC affiliate in Huntsville-Decatur, Ala. He will begin at the station in January.

In a note announcing the hire, Jeff Benninghoff, the vice president and general manager of sister station WWSB, said Dughi brings “an impressive track record in broadcasting.” Dughi was previously the president of Cowles California Media Company, which owns and operates six stations in California. He is a former general manager of KNDO-KNDU in Yakima and news director at WBNS in Columbus, KHQ in Spokane and WAEO in Rhinelander, Wisc.

Dughi replaces Art Lanham, who tipsters tell us resigned in October. Read Benninghoff’s note after the jump. Read more

Brian Sather Named General Manager of KCCI

Brian SatherBrian Sather has been named president and general manager of KCCI, Hearst’s CBS affiliate in Des Moines. It is a move within Hearst for Sather, who has been GM of KHBS-KHOG in Fort Smith, Ark. since 2010.

Sather replaces Paul Fredericksen, who is retiring after nearly 30 years at KCCI.

“Brian has a strong understanding of the local television business and a proven track record of success at our stations in Ft. Smith/Fayetteville and Omaha,” Hearst Television CEO David J. Barrett said in a statement.  “He will do an excellent job in leading KCCI and building upon the outstanding foundation developed by Paul.”

Before joining KHBS-KHOG, Sather spent 13 years at KETV, Hearst’s ABC affiliate in Omaha. He began as national sales manager, then became local sales manager and general sales manager.

More from Hearst after the jump. Read more

Dave German Named Station Manager of KTBY in Anchorage

ktby logoDave German has been named station manager of KTBY, Coastal Television Broadcasting’s Fox affiliate in Anchorage, TVNewsCheck reports.

In his new role, German will report to Coastal COO Scott Centers and oversee ad sales and other services for ABC affiliate KYUR and CW affiliate KWBX.

German comes from Savannah, Ga. where he has been sales manager at WJCL-WTGS since 2010. He began his television career at WJCL almost three decades ago and saw the station through several affiliate changes, as well as its relocation from South Carolina to Savannah.

WVUE General Manager Joe Cook to Retire

wvue_304WVUE president and general manager Joe Cook will retire from the New Orleans Fox affiliate on December 13, Broadcasting & Cable reports.

WVUE parent company Louisiana Media Company recently announced a shared services agreement with Raycom, which will provide operational services to WVUE beginning December 16. Cook will become president of Louisiana Media Company and plans to spend more time on his other interests, songwriting and real estate.

According to B&C, Sandy Breland, the general manager of Raycom’s WAFB-WBXH in Baton Rouge, will have oversight of WVUE once the shared services agreement begins.

Raycom COO Wayne Daugherty Set to Retire

raycom_logoWayne Daugherty, the executive vice president and chief operating officer of Raycom Media, will retire at the end of this year after 44 years working in television.

Wayne’s dedication and commitment to Raycom Media throughout the years has played a substantial role in the growth and success of our organization,” Raycom president and CEO Paul McTear said in a statement. “Although we will miss him, he has more than earned the right to spend more time with his family, friends, volunteer efforts, and hobbies.”

Daugherty has worked at Raycom since 1997. He has held his current position since 2006.

Univision Names Lourdes Torres VP of Regional News

univision_smallLourdes Torres has been named vice president of regional news for Univision News. In her new role, she will continue in her current role as director of special projects and add oversight for all programming on Univision O&Os.

“Lourdes is an outstanding news professional who has been part of Univision News for over two decades and has a deep understanding not only of our mission and style, but also of the Hispanic audiences we serve,” Daniel Coronell, Univision’s SVP and executive director of news, said in a statement. “With her expertise and her proven success in leading complex projects, she will be instrumental in helping us maintain a gold standard of journalistic excellence across all of our local news platforms.”

Torres joined Univision in 1986 and has held a variety of roles at the network. More in Univision’s release after the jump. Read more

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