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KSWB Names Kelly McMackin General Sales Manager

kswb logoKelly McMackin has been named general sales manager at KSWB, the Tribune-owned Fox affiliate in San Diego. McMackin begins in his new role May 5.

“Kelly is a strong leader with a proven track record of driving sales growth and an understanding of the competitive landscape. I’m confident with his oversight, FOX 5 will continue to grow and expand our sales offerings,” KSWB president and general manager Don Corsini said in a statement.

It is a return to KSWB for McMackin, who worked as the station’s general sales manager from 1996-2001. Most recently, he has been the director of business development at Cox Communications.

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Marshall Hites to Lead Creative Services for All Tribune Stations

tribune_304Tribune Broadcasting has promoted Marshall Hites to SVP, Marketing and Creative Services.

He will oversee the Creative Services departments at all of Tribune’s 42 owned or operated stations. Hites will report to Tribune president of Broadcast Media Larry Wert and will stay involved in the marketing  operations at Los Angeles CW affiliate KTLA.

“Marshall has been an outstanding creative leader and television executive for KTLA and the Tribune stations previously under his purview,” Wert said in a statement. “Now that Tribune’s broadcast group has increased in size, we are looking forward to the oversight and expertise he will bring to the station group as a whole.”

Hites started at Tribune in 2011 as VP of Creative Services and Marketing where he oversaw creative at KTLA as well as the station group’s original 23 stations. He has worked at KCAL in Los Angeles, WFTV in Orlando, WFLA in Tampa, KMOL  (WOAI) in San Antonio, WJKS (WCWJ) in Jacksonville, and WJBF in Augusta.

He will work out of KTLA.

Scott Heath Named VP, Station Manager of KSWB

kswb logoScott Heath has been named vice president and station manager at KSWB, Tribune’s Fox affiliate in San Diego. His appointment is effective immediately.

“Scott is a talented and experienced leader who has a depth of knowledge about the San Diego community that you can only acquire by getting out and talking to viewers and advertisers during  a 27-year career in the market,” Tribune regional president and general manager Don Corsini said in a statement. “He knows what works and the best way to connect with people.”

Heath joined KSWB in 1986 as an account executive. He most recently served as the station’s general sales manager. More from Tribune after the jump. Read more

KTLA General Manager Don Corsini Adds Oversight of KSWB

kswb logoDon Corsini, the general manager of KTLA in Los Angeles, is expanding his role with Tribune. Effective immediately, Corsini will also oversee KSWB, Tribune’s Fox affiliate in San Diego.

Corsini, who has been president and general manager of KTLA since 2009, recently signed a multiple-year contract extension with Tribune. In his new role at KWSB, Corsini replaces Ray Schonbak, who died in November.

Before joining KTLA, Corsini held management positions at other Los Angeles stations, including ABC owned KABC and CBS owned KCBS-KCAL.

Michaela Pereira Joins CNN From KTLA

KTLA morning anchor Michaela Pereira is leaving the Los Angeles CW affiliate to join CNN.

Pereira will be the news anchor for the network’s new morning show, which will be anchored by Chris Cuomo and Kate Bolduan.

“I couldn’t be more excited to join the CNN family and have the opportunity to be part of a brand new morning team,” Pereira said in a statement. “As a veteran of morning television being part of this new endeavor is a dream come true.”

Pereira has been the co-host of KTLA’s morning newscast for nine years. During her time with the program, it has won 13 Emmy Awards. Prior to joining KTLA, she hosted on TechTV, ZDTV and CHEK-TV in Canada.

>Update: KTLA has released a statement on Pereira’s departure. “Michaela has been a huge contributor to the station’s success in the morning. She is an outstanding journalist with a unique ability to connect with the audience,” GM Don Corsini said. “Everyone at KTLA is of course sorry that she is leaving us, but we wish her success and happiness with this professional opportunity.”