Gray Television said it named John O’Brien as general manger of WAVE-TV, in Louisville, Kentucky, effective April 25.
O’Brian has been general manger of Gray’s WNDU-TV, in South Bend, Indiana, for the past 14 years. He replaces Ronna Corrente, who served at WAVE for about a year before being promoted to senior VP, local media in March.
At WNDU, O’Brien let the expansion of local news, adding five and a half hours of addition local news weekly.
Before heading WNDU in South Bend, O’Brien was general sales manager at Gray’s WILX-TV in Lansing, Michigan. Earlier he held sales management positions at WNWO-TV Toledo and WWMT-TV in Kalamazoo, Michigan. ■
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