Edward Tinney has been named vice president and general sales manager of Fox-owned KTTV L.A.

Tinney takes the place of and now reports to Diana L. Vargas, who was upped to VP and general manager in January. Tinney joined KTTV in 1989 as a sales account executive, and had been the station’s local sales manager since 1994. Before joining KTTV, Tinney worked for Telerep and Seltel rep firms.

Separately, Maria Gutierrez has been upped from director of public affairs at KMEX L.A. to station manager, reporting to station G.M. Augustine Martinez. She’ll now be responsible for overseeing the station’s sales and overall station operations.

Tom Arnost had served as KMEX station manager as well as executive VP of sales. He’ll now focus solely on his executive VP position. Gutierrez has worked for KMEX for 13 years and has been director of public affairs and labor relations since 1993.