Russ Hamilton has been named vice president and general manager at WOI Des Moines. He succeeds Ray Cole, who continues in his corporate role at Citadel Communications.
WOI is an ABC affiliate in DMA No. 73.
Cole told the Des Moines Register that WOI needed a full time general manager after his role expanded following Citadel's acquisition of WLNE Providence. The Register previously reported Hamilton's promotion, and a WOI spokesperson confirmed it.
Hamilton most recently served as general manager of WCIA/WCFN Champaign, reports the Register, and has been GM at KGAN Cedar Rapids and KWQC Davenport.
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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