Gannett Names Kari Jacobs GM of WVEC-TV in Norfolk
McLEAN, VA – Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) today announced Kari Jacobs as the new general manager of WVEC-TV in Norfolk, VA. Jacobs previously served as director of sales at WVEC. She succeeds Brad Ramsey, who has been named vice president of sales for Gannett Broadcasting.
“Kari is a proven and respected performer who knows the Norfolk area well. She is the ideal person to lead the next generation of WVEC,” said Dave Lougee, president, Gannett Broadcasting.
In her three years as director of sales, Jacobs helped increase WVEC’s market share, digital revenue and new direct business. Jacobs has also served as local sales manager for Cox Media in Norfolk and previously as local sales manager at WVEC. Jacobs has also worked as account executive and general sales manager of Sinclair Communications’ FM radio station group in Norfolk.
A graduate of the University of Kentucky, Jacobs is married to Chris Jacobs and they have a 5 year old daughter.
Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is an international media and marketing solutions company that informs and engages more than 110 million people every month through its powerful network of broadcast, digital, mobile and publishing properties. Our portfolio of trusted brands offers marketers unmatched local-to-national reach and customizable, innovative marketing solutions across any platform. Gannett is committed to connecting people – and the companies who want to reach them – with their interests and communities. For more information, visit www.gannett.com.
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