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Hearst-Argyle Installs Bennack as Chairman

Hearst-Argyle Television named longtime board member Frank A. Bennack Jr. chairman late Tuesday.

He takes a nonexecutive role over David Barrett, who remains president and CEO.

Bennack, who has been on the broadcaster’s board since 1997, is also vice chairman and CEO of closely-held media giant Hearst, Hearst-Argyle's 82% owner.

Bennack’s role as presiding director was taken by David Pulver, one of the company's independent directors. He is president of Cornerstone Capital and has served on the board since 1994.