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Darryll Green Named President and General Manager at WGRZ-TV

ARLINGTON, Va. — Darryll J. Green has been promoted to president and general manager at WGRZ-TV, the Gannett-owned NBC affiliate in Buffalo, N.Y. He had been vice president/broadcast since March 1997. Green replaces Larry Herbster, who announced his retirement recently.

The announcement was made by Cecil L. Walker, president and CEO of Gannett Broadcasting.

“Darryll has held various top management positions in radio and in television. His experience, coupled with his personal commitment to the people in the Buffalo area, will help WGRZ Channel 2 to better serve the needs of our viewers in the future,” said Walker.

Prior to serving as vice president/broadcast, WGRZ, Green was vice president/general manager of WGCI AM/FM, the previously Gannett-owned radio station in Chicago, since 1994. Green was vice president/station manager for WGCI for four years. He also served as vice president/controller and operation director of WGCI-AM. He began his career with Gannett in 1983 as a senior auditor. Prior to joining Gannett, Green was senior accountant with Deloitte Haskins & Sells in Rochester, N.Y. He is a certified public accountant registered in the state of New York.

A native of the Rochester area, Green graduated with a bachelor of science degree in accounting from St. John Fisher College. He was selected as one of the “Dollars and Sense” America’s Best and Brightest Young business and Professional Men. Green is married to Diane Byas Green, who is also from the Rochester area. They have two children.

Gannett Broadcasting consists of 21 television stations covering 16.6 percent of U.S. TV homes. Gannett’s other television stations are: W*USA (CBS-Washington, D.C.); WXIA (NBC- Atlanta); WKYC (NBC Cleveland); WTSP (CBS-Tampa); KARE (NBC-Minneapolis); KPNX (NBC-Phoenix) KNAZ (NBC-Flagstaff), KMOH (WB-Kingman); K*USA (NBC-Denver); KSDK (NBC-St. Louis); WZZM (ABC-Grand Rapids); WFMY (CBS-Greensboro); WTLV (NBC- Jacksonville); KTHV (CBS-Little Rock); KVUE (ABC-Austin); WBIR (NBC-Knoxville); WCSH (NBC-Portland); WLTX (CBS-Columbia); WMAZ (CBS-Macon); WLBZ (NBC-Bangor). Upon approval, Gannett will exchange KVUE-TV for KXTV (ABC-Sacramento). After this transaction, Gannett Television will cover 17.3 percent of TV homes across the USA.

Gannett Broadcasting also consists of cable operations in Kansas, North Carolina and Oklahoma. In addition to its broadcast operations, Gannett publishes 74 daily newspapers, including USA TODAY, and USA WEEKEND, a newspaper magazine.