Neelly starts immediately. He succeeds Joel Vilmenay atop WDSU, with Vilmenay named general manager of CBS’s stations in Los Angeles.
“Mike has done outstanding work at WAPT, leading the station in making significant contributions to the local community,” said Jordan Wertlieb, Hearst Television president. “New Orleans is an extraordinary television market with an audience that appreciates a commitment to impactful local journalism. Mike brings a great depth of experience and a proven record of success to the role. He and the WDSU team are well positioned to grow the station to new heights.”
Prior to joining Hearst TV, Neelly was an executive producer at stations in Fort Myers, Florida and Portland, Maine.
WAPT has not named a new general manager.
The smarter way to stay on top of broadcasting and cable industry. Sign up below.
Thank you for signing up to Broadcasting & Cable. You will receive a verification email shortly.
There was a problem. Please refresh the page and try again.