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WNYW-WWOR Names New General Sales Manager

WNYW_304Rita Marcocci has been named VP and general sales manager for New York FOX owned stations WNYW-WWOR.

Marcocci held the same position for FOX’s owned stations in Chicago WFLD and WPWR. She has also worked as VP and GSM for FOX station sales in New York.

“We are excited to have Rita return to the New York duopoly, where she was a sales manager from 2008-2011,” Nick Gardner, VP and director of sales said in a statement. “She did an incredible job as a sales manager at our stations and has continued to succeed. I feel very lucky to have this opportunity to work with Rita again.”

WNYW recently named new local and national sales managers.

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WPIX Names Local Sales Manager

wpixlogo_304Tribune’s New York CW station WPIX has named Alan Straub local sales manager.

“As PIX11 continues to develop our newscasts, make investments in our staffing and expand the station overall, I am confident the teams we are building have the experience and drive necessary to make a substantial impact on our goals,” Rich Graziano, President and GM of WPIX said in a statement.

Straub comes to WPIX from MSG, where he was the director, national sales manager. In his 20 year career, he has held account executive slots at WNYW-WWOR in New York, Time Warner Cable Media Sales, FOX television and Petry Media Corporation.

Straub starts February 6.

New Jersey Senate Hopeful Wants FCC to Revoke WWOR’s License

U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone, a Democratic New Jersey congressman running for Senate, is asking the FCC to revoke the license of WWOR, the state’s only high-powered commercial TV station.

FOX, which owns WWOR, announced last week it was pulling the station’s only newscast and replacing it with “Chasing New Jersey” a 30-minute show focused on “issues driving conversations” in the state.

Pallone voiced his thoughts on twitter by saying, “WWOR’s cancellation of nightly news fails New Jerseyans who want & deserve local news coverage. FCC must take action.”

>UPDATE: WWOR vice president and station manager, Dianne Doctor said in a statement sent to TVSpy, “Based in Trenton, ‘Chasing NJ’ is a news program immersed in all aspects of the state. Politics. People. Issues. It’s enterprise journalism that no one else is doing.”

In a letter to acting FCC chairwoman Mignon Clyburn, Pallone wrote, “WWOR has failed for over a decade to live up to its broadcasting obligations to New Jersey. In addition, since purchasing WWOR in 2001, News Corporation, now 21st Century Fox, has done everything they can to avoid any commitment to serve as a truly New Jersey station.” Read more

Fox Names Patrick Paolini VP-GM of WTTG

Patrick Paolini has been named vice president and general manager of WTTG-WDCA, Fox’s duopoly in Washington, D.C.

It is a return to D.C. for the longtime Fox executive, who worked at WTTG-WDCA as vice president and general sales manager earlier in his career. He has also been VP-GM for WTXF in Philadelphia and VP and director of sales for WNYW-WWOR in New York City. Most recently, he was senior vice president of Fox Station Sales.

“Patrick has done a stellar job in leading our FSS sales team. His past success as a General Manager make him the ideal choice as we look to grow WTTG’s position in the DC market,” Fox Television Stations CEO Jack Abernethy said in a statement.

Paolini replaces Duffy Dyer, who announced his retirement yesterday. Dyer will remain with the station through the transition period.

The full press release from Fox is after the jump. Read more