E.W. Scripps said it named Dave German, who began his 36 year broadcasting career in the engineering department, as VP and general manager of KMTV, the CBS affiliate in Omaha, Nebraska, effective Oct. 18.
German previously was station manager of KPEJ, Odessa, Texas. He succeeds Larry Forsgren, who left the station in July.
“Dave has a record of partnering with local businesses to build strong relationships,” said Scripps Local Media president Brian Lawlor. “His hands-on experience in broadcasting, both in sales and in the newsroom, will help drive KMTV’s continued success.”
Before KPEJ, German was general manager of KTBY/KYUR in Anchorage, Alaska, Previously he was with WJCL/WTGS, Savannah, Ga., working in sales, news and production.
“The great team at KMTV has demonstrated a deep commitment to serving the greater Omaha area through quality journalism and community involvement,” German said. “I look forward to helping the station carry on that tradition.”
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