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Dempsey Named GM at WCYB-WEMT Tri-Cities

Jack Dempsey, the longtime president and general manager at WJHL in the Tri-Cities market, was named vice president and general manager at WCYB-WEMT in the same Tennessee-Virginia market.

Bonten Media Group owns WCYB and manages WEMT through a joint sales/shared services agreement.

Dempsey starts June 11.

"We are fortunate to be able to attract so talented a manager as Jack Dempsey," said Randy Bongarten, chairman and CEO of Bonten Media Group. "His deep knowledge of and success in both television in general, and the Tri-Cities marke in particular, will be a great asset to our Company."

WJHL has had just three general managers in its nearly 60 years on the air.

"I am truly excited to take the helm at WCYB-TV, a station rich in history and number one in the market," said Dempsey, "as well as leading the operations at WEMT, one of the strongest FOX affiliates in the nation."

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.