David Praga has been promoted to vice president of Fisher Communications. In his new role, Praga will continue to serve as GM of KIMA-KEPR-KUNW in Yakima and KLEW in Lewiston.

“David is a strong, motivating leader who understands the important role television stations play in their local communities,” John Tamerlano, SVP of Fisher regional television, said in a statement.

Praga began his career at KEPR two decades ago as a sales assistant and has held various positions at the station, including operations director, account executive and station manager. He has been general manager at the stations since March 2011.