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Tegna Names New GM at WCNC(TV) Charlotte

Joan Barrett has been named president and GM of Tegna's WCNC(TV) Charlotte, N.C., an NBC affiliate. 

Barrett joins the company from Nexstar's KDVR(TV)-KWGN(TV) Denver (formerly Tribune stations), a Fox and CW affiliate, respectively. 

Barrett's resume includes running president and GM of Sunflower Broadcasting/Schurz Communications in Wichita, running a five-station TV group. 

Barrett rose through the news ranks, rather than the more common sales track, beginning her career as a reporter, then successively anchor, producer and news director. 

“Joan possesses a combination of skills in journalism, marketing and digital media that make her extremely well-suited to lead our team at WCNC,“ said Lynn Beall, EVP and COO for media operations at Tegna, in a statement.