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Gray Names Ronna Corrente General Manager at WAVE-TV

Ronna Corrente Mikel Schaefer Gray Television General Manager
Mikel Schaefer and Ronna Corrente get new jobs at Gray TV stations (Image credit: Gray Television)

Gray Television said it named Ronna Corrente as general manager of WAVE-TV, in Louisville, Kentucky.

Corrente is currently GM of Gray’s WVUE-TV in New Orleans. She will be replaced there by Mikel Schaefer, the station’s news director. WVUE assistant news director Kristen Palestina will succeed Schaefer as news director. 

 Also Read: Gray TV Requiring Employees To Be Vaccinated by Oct. 1 

All of these moves are effective Sept. 7.

Ken Selvaggi most recently held the GM job at WAVE

Corrente started her TV career at WDKY-TV in Lexington in 1995 and rose through the ranks there to general sales manager and general manager. She moved to WAFB-TV, Baton Rouge, as GM before being named to run WVUE in 2020.

Also read: Gray TV Agrees to Pay $925 Million For Quincy Media 

Schaefer started WWL-TV, New Orleans, when he was still in college. He moved to WVUE in 2008 as News Director. 

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