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Lew Leone, president and GM of WCBS-TV New York, resigned Monday to join Fox's WNYW-TV there as VP and GM.

He replaces Jim Clayton and reports to Jack Abernethy, CEO of Fox Television Stations.

Leone had been president and GM of WCBS since July 2002. He had been VP of sales at WNBC before that, working for station GM Dennis Swanson..

When Swanson moved over to take the reins of the CBS O&Os, he tapped Leone to run WCBS-TV, the group's flagship station.

John Eggerton
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.