ABC taps O&O chief Nesbitt

Exec to increase oversight of five Alphabet stations

NEW YORK — Longtime ABC TV station exec Alan Nesbitt has been upped to senior VP in charge of the network’s owned-and-operated stations.

Appointment to the newly created position is effective immediately, with Nesbitt reporting to ABC Owned Television Stations prexy Walter Liss. Most recently, Nesbitt was a division veep within Liss’ group.

Nesbitt will continue to work with Liss on station group assignments while increasing his oversight of five of ABC’s 10 stations: WPVI Philadelphia; KTRK Houston, WTVD Raleigh-Durham, N.C.; WJRT-TV Flint, Mich.; and WTVG-TV Toledo, Ohio.

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