Jacobs Named WVEC Norfolk GM

Kari Jacobs, director of sales at WVEC Norfolk, has been named general manager. She succeeds Brad Ramsey, who was promoted to VP of sales at parent Gannett Broadcasting.

"Kari is a proven and respected performer who knows the Norfolk area well. She is the ideal person to lead the next generation of WVEC," said Dave Lougee, president, Gannett Broadcasting.

Jacobs has been director of sales at the station, an ABC affiliate, for three years. She's also been local sales manager for Cox Media in Norfolk, and previously as local sales manager at WVEC.

Norfolk moved up to No. 42 in the most recent Nielsen market estimates.

Michael Malone

Michael Malone is content director at B+C and Multichannel News. He joined B+C in 2005 and has covered network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television, including writing the "Local News Close-Up" market profiles. He also hosted the podcasts "Busted Pilot" and "Series Business." His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The L.A. Times, The Boston Globe and New York magazine.