Anita Helt Named President and General Manager of KXTV in Sacramento
McLEAN, VA- Gannett’s (NYSE:GCI) Broadcasting Division has named Anita Helt president and general manager at KXTV-TV in Sacramento, CA. Helt has been with Gannett Broadcasting for 15 years.
“Anita has an enormous amount of knowledge and experience in local broadcasting. Her outstanding work ethic and passion for serving our communities has brought Gannett Broadcasting much success. She will be an outstanding leader for KXTV,” said Dave Lougee, president of Gannett Broadcasting.
Lynn Beall, executive vice president/Gannett Broadcasting, said, “At KXTV we have an outstanding team of professionals committed to Sacramento. Anita will be an excellent addition to this team. She is constantly raising the bar. I applaud her exceptional contributions, and we know that her positive energy will bring KXTV many wins!”
Previously Helt was the vice president/Marketing and Programming for KPNX-TV, Gannett’s NBC affiliate in Phoenix. She joined KPNX-TV in 1995 as a special projects manager. Prior to relocating to Phoenix, Helt was responsible for media and public relations for the state of Kansas. She also has experience as an anchor/reporter.
Helt received her degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Washington. She has served as president and is currently on the board of the Carole Kneeland Project for Responsible Journalism and the advisory board of the YWCA and Helping Hands for Single Moms. She has also served on the boards of the Phoenix Susan G. Komen for the Cure and as president of a Phoenix area chapter of National Charity League.
Anita currently lives in Phoenix with her husband, Kip, and their daughter Lauren.
Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is an international news and information company operating on multiple platforms including the Internet, mobile, newspapers, magazines and TV stations. Gannett is an Internet leader with hundreds of newspaper and TV web sites; CareerBuilder.com, the nation’s top employment site; USATODAY.com; and more than 80 local MomsLikeMe.com sites. Gannett publishes 82 daily U.S. newspapers, including USA TODAY, the nation’s largest-selling daily newspaper, and more than 600 magazines and other non-dailies including USA WEEKEND. Gannett also operates 23 television stations in 19 U.S. markets. Gannett subsidiary Newsquest is one of the UK’s leading regional community news providers, with 17 daily paid-for titles, more than 200 weekly newspapers, magazines and trade publications, and a network of web sites.
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