Jim Kizer has been named president and general manager at
WQAD in Davenport-Rock Island-Moline DMA. WQAD is the ABC affiliate in the Quad
Cities. It is owned by Local TV.
Kizer joins the station following sales stints at NRS Media,
Tribune Interactive, Insight Media/Comcast Spotlight, The WB and World Now. He
was general manager at various Federal Broadcasting stations before ascending
to the COO spot, where he ran the company until its sale. "Jim has a wide
lens on our industry," said Bobby Lawrence, Local TV LLC CEO. "He has
it all -- sales, interactive, operations and product backgrounds. We're thrilled
he's joining the team."
Kizer starts in DMA No. 99 December 10. "Television is
in my DNA," he said. "I'm pleased to join the Local TV operations in
Quad Cities, and can't wait to get started."
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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