Scripps Names Bill Siegel GM For West Palm Beach Stations

Bill Siegel E.W.Scrpps WPTV
Bill Siegel (Image credit: E.W. Scripps)

The E.W. Scripps Co. named Bill Siegel as VP and general manager for its stations in West Palm Beach, Florida, WPTV and WHDT.

Siegel, who had been VP and GM of Scripps’ WSFL in Miami. He succeeds Lloyd Bucher, who left last year to run Nexstar’s operations in Charlotte, North Carolina.

“Bill is a veteran journalist dedicated to impactful and trustworthy journalism,” said Scripps Local Media president Brian Lawlor. “His deep experience in broadcasting will help drive WPTV’s continued success.”

AT WSFL, Siegel worked with WPLG-TV  to launch new local newscasts in Miami. He also worked with Scripps to develop and launch Florida 24, the statewide news channel.

Before WSFL, Siegel was senior director of news/content strategy for Scripps. He was executive news director for WWL-TV, New Orleans, and assistant news director at WISN-TV, Milwaukee.

“I am very proud of what we were able to accomplish in Miami, and I know that our teams will continue to advance local journalism in South Florida,” Siegel said. “I look forward to continuing my Scripps journey in West Palm Beach, and I am thankful to be given the opportunity to lead the great team at WPTV.” ■

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