Horlick Returns to Washington, DC, as President, General Manager of WUSA-TV
McLEAN, VA – Allan S. Horlick will become president and general manager of Gannett’s CBS affiliate station WUSA-TV in Washington, DC, the company announced today. He replaces Darryll Green, who becomes a vice president of program development for Gannett’s Broadcast Division.
“Washington is an exciting, robust and very dynamic market right now, which is just perfect for Allan’s talents. The contacts and business relationships he developed during his years in the city will be of great value to WUSA,” said Roger Ogden, president and CEO of Gannett Broadcasting. “Add the challenges and opportunities of the Internet – Allan’s field for the past few years – and we are sure to make great strides at the station.”
Horlick left Washington in 1997 after ten years at WRC-TV. While there, he led the team that took the station from third place to first in the ratings. While running WRC, he helped launch NBC Asia and CNBC Asia. He worked at WRC in sales from 1979 through 1985, ultimately becoming vice president of sales.
From 1997 to 1999, he was president of CNBC and NBC Europe. In 2000, he was recruited as the founding CEO of a convergent broadcast and Internet company. He has been a private consultant since 2002 working on Internet issues and new revenue and business development. Horlick was vice president and station manager of WMAQ-TV in Chicago and worked in various capacities in sales at TV stations in Chicago.
Of Green’s move, Ogden said: “Gannett Broadcast is fortunate to have on board a person with Darryll’s skills. Local program development is a top priority, and Darryll’s broad experience will be a significant asset.”
Green has been president and general manager of WUSA since 2003. Before that, he served as president and general manager of WGRZ-TV, a Gannett-owned NBC affiliate, since April 1999. Green was Gannett’s Manager of the Year for 2001.
Prior to joining WGRZ-TV as vice president/Broadcast in 1997, Green was vice president/general manager at WGCI-AM/FM, the Gannett-owned radio station in Chicago, IL. He also served as vice president/station manager and vice president, controller and operation director of WGCI-AM. He began his career with Gannett in 1983 as a senior auditor. Green was a senior accountant with Deloitte Haskins & Sells in Rochester, NY, before joining Gannett.
Gannett Co., Inc. is a leading international news and information company that publishes 90 daily newspapers in the USA, including USA TODAY, the nation’s largest-selling daily newspaper. The company also owns nearly 1,000 non-daily publications in the USA and USA WEEKEND, a weekly newspaper magazine. Gannett subsidiary Newsquest is the United Kingdom’s second largest regional newspaper company. Newsquest publishes nearly 300 titles, including 18 daily newspapers, and a network of prize-winning Web sites. Gannett also operates 23 television stations in the United States and is an Internet leader with sites sponsored by its TV stations and newspapers including USATODAY.com, one of the most popular news sites on the Web.
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