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Vic Vetters Tapped for VP-GM of Providence’s WJAR

Vic Vetters, a 28-year veteran of the local news industry, will take over as vice president and general manager of Media General’s WJAR, the NBC affiliate in Providence, on October 3.

Vetters will join WJAR after four years as vice president and group manager of three Smith Media stations: WFFF and WVNY in Burlington and WKTV in Utica, where he spent the bulk of his career in local news.

He joined WKTV in 1994 as both the director of news and operations and the afternoon anchor at the NBC affiliate. He was named general manager in 2001 and continued his responsibilities anchoring the noon newscasts until 2008, when his role at Smith Media was expanded to include the two stations in Burlington.

Vetters is a practicing attorney and a member of the New York State Bar. He replaces Lisa Churchville, who retired June 30.

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