Bob Simone was named president and general manager of Belo's KMSB and KTTU Tucson, a Fox-MyNetworkTV duopoly. Simon was most recently with Liberty Media in an advisory role.
"Bob Simone has a proven record in the broadcast industry of building news products and his leadership and management experience will complement Belo's Tucson operations," said Belo Executive V.P./Television Operations Peter L. Diaz.
Tucson is the #68 DMA. The Belo stations there grabbed 14% of the market's revenue last year, according to BIA Financial.
Prior to Liberty, Simone spent 20 years at Fox Television Stations in a variety of management roles. During that time, he was vice president/general manager of Fox's KPTV Portland (now Meredith), KDVR Denver (now Local TV) and WTFX Philadelphia.
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Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.