Debbie Carpenter is returning to Fox-owned WFLD-WPWR Chicago to be vice president and general sales manager, effective immediately. Carpenter had been president and general manager at the duopoly from 2004-2006, and VP/general sales manager at WFLD from 1994-2000.
"I have a tremendous amount of respect for Debbie and we are thrilled to be bringing her back home to Chicago," said WFLD-WPWR VP/General Manager Mike Renda. "Her deep understanding of the market, combined with her proven record and entrepreneurial spirit, made her the ideal choice to lead our sales team."
Carpenter is responsible for overseeing all sales initiatives for the stations, which are Fox and MyNetworkTV affiliates.
"I look forward to working with the sales team at WFLD and WPWR to capitalize on our high-profile syndicated, sports and prime time programming and provide our advertisers with unique opportunities on our stations," she said.
Carpenter also spent three years as senior vice president of Fox Station Sales, and a year as VP/General Manager at WTTG Washington.
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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.
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