Jack Walsh, former WGCL Atlanta local sales manager, has
been named vice president and general manager at CBS-owned WUPA Atlanta. Prior
to WGCL, he spent 12 years at WATL Atlanta, primarily when the station was a WB
affiliate, most recently as the station's general sales manager.
"Jack is one of the most highly regarded local
television executives in the Atlanta market," said Peter Dunn, president
of CBS Television Stations. "His deep roots in the advertising community,
relationships with local business leaders and reputation as a skilled manager
and great motivator will serve us well as he takes on the responsibility of
overseeing one of the top CW affiliates in the country and our talented team of
employees in Atlanta."
Walsh succeeds Tom Canedo, who was named to the top job at
"I'm grateful to Peter and CBS for this tremendous
opportunity," Walsh said. "I have great respect for the people at
WUPA and the station's programming line-up and look forward to working with my
new colleagues at the station and our CBS Radio and CBS Outdoor partners in
Atlanta to pave our way to even greater success going forward."
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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.