Post-Newsweek ups Frank

VP-G.M. becomes prexy

Broadcasting vet Alan Frank has been named president of Post-Newsweek Stations, the television arm of the Washington Post Co.

Frank has been vice president-general manager of Post-Newsweek’s WDIV-TV, the NBC affil in Detroit, since April 1988. He’s also the current chairman of NBC’s affiliate board of directors.

The exec replaces Bill Ryan, who will remain CEO but add chairman stripes at Post-Newsweek Stations. He’s been president and CEO at the station group since 1991. Both changes take effect Jan. 1, the company announced Thursday.

Frank first joined WDIV in 1979 as program manager, moving up to vice president of program development and audience development at the station before being named VP of programming and production at Post-Newsweek Stations in 1986.

Other experience includes program director stints at WJZ-TV, Baltimore and WBZ-TV, Boston.

“Alan Frank is one of the most talented leaders in broadcasting today,” said Washington Post Co. prexy Alan Spoon.

Besides WDIV, Post-Newsweek’s stations include KPRC-TV, Houston; WPLG-TV, Miami; WKMG-TV, Orlando, Fla.; KSAT-TV, San Antonio, Texas; and WJXT-TV, Jacksonville, Fla.

In other station news, Cox Broadcasting’s KTVU, San Francisco, has signed a new 10-year affiliation agreement with Fox.

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Biz News from Variety

Loading