Jordan Wertlieb, president and general manager of Hearst's
NBC affiliate WBAL-TV Baltimore, has been named to the new post of executive VP
of Hearst Television, based in New York.
Wertlieb will oversee a portion of the 29-station portfolio,
though Hearst has not said yet just which ones those will include.
Hearst has not named a successor, but has been known to
promote from within.
Wertlieb joined Hearst's WCVB-TV Boston as national sales
manager in 1993, and was named local sales manager in 1998. He moved to WBAL as
general sales manager in 1999 and was named president and GM in 2005.
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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.