Hartel Named GM of Fox San Francisco

Jack Abernethy announced Mellynda Hartel as VP and GM of Fox duopoly KTVU Fox 2 and KTVU Plus Channel 36 in San Francisco. This will take effect Nov. 1 and Hartel will report directly to Abernethy.

Prior to this position, Hartel served as VP and director of sales for KTVU/KTVU Plus and also spent 11 years as VP and general sales manager for KSAZ and KUTP in Phoenix. She is also a graduate of Bryant University and holds a Bachelor's degree in business communications.

“Mellynda has led a successful ad sales team at FTS for a number of years, most recently at our #1 station in San Francisco," said Abernethy. " Her unique understanding of the market, coupled with her local news sense and results-driven attitude, make her the natural choice to lead our San Francisco duopoly.”

“I am honored to have the opportunity to lead the FOX duopoly stations KTVU/KTVU + in San Francisco and excited to continue to build on their success.” said Hartel.

Chelsea Anderson
Assistant Content Producer

Chelsea Anderson has been with Future for two years. She started as an intern with NewBay Media/Multichannel News in 2015. During her time she wrote bylined articles and program reviews as well as helped with research graphics for the magazine. She later became News Assistant for Broadcasting & Cable in 2017 until 2020 when she became Assistant Content Producer. Chelsea graduated from Niagara University in 2016 with a Bachelor's in Communication Studies and a double minor in Writing Studies and Sociology.