Pike to Head Allbritton Sales

Look for Chris Pike -- who has been running Allbritton Communications Co.'s WJLA-TV Washington, D.C., and co-owned NewsChannel 8 cable news channel -- to be named Monday to head up sales for the station group, which is also based in Washington.

Pike will be moving two subway stops to the company's corporate headquarters.
In turn, Fred Ryan, president/COO, Allbritton Communications, will take over day-to-day responsibilities for WJLA-TV and NewsChannel 8, dividing his time between the station and corporate headquarters.

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.