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Reingold Named President/General Manager and Dyer vice President/Station Manager at WUSA-TV, Washington, D.C.

ARLINGTON, Va. — Richard Reingold has been named president and general manager of WUSA-TV, the Gannett-owned CBS affiliate in Washington, D.C. He had been vice president and station manager at NBC Asia. Reingold replaces Robert Sullivan, who resigned to pursue other interests.

Richard Dyer has been named vice president and station manager WUSA. He had been vice president/Gannett Television since September 1997.

The announcements were made by Cecil Walker, president and chief executive officer of Gannett Broadcasting.

“We are pleased to put such a strong leadership team in place. Dick’s worldwide and local Washington experience will be very valuable in this position. We are confident that under his leadership ‘9 Eyewitness News’ will continue building on great traditions and service to the local communities,” said Walker.

Speaking about Dyer, Walker added, “Richard, a native Washingtonian, has held key management positions at two of our Gannett stations and at our corporate offices. His leadership style will enable him to make many strong contributions to WUSA.”

As vice president and station manager at NBC Asia, Reingold was responsible for leading the turnaround of CNBC and NBC in Asia and was in charge of all programming, engineering, production and marketing. Prior to this position, he was vice president and news director at WRC-TV, Washington, D.C. He also served as news director at WKYC-TV, the now Gannett-owned NBC affiliate in Cleveland. His other news director positions include seven years at WMAQ-TV in Chicago and three years at WJZ-TV in Baltimore. He spent five years at WCBS-TV in New York and four years at WABC-TV also in New York. He began his broadcasting career as an anchor and reporter at KTSB-TV in Topeka, Kan.

Reingold graduated with a bachelor of arts degree from Union College in Schenectady, N.Y. He received a masters degree in journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York City and a masters degree in management from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. He and his wife, Amy, have two children.

Prior to his position as vice president/Gannett Television, Dyer served in the No. 2 position as vice president/broadcast at KSDK-TV, the Gannett-owned NBC affiliate in St. Louis. Before joining KSDK, he spent five years at WUSA as general sales manager and as local sales manager. Dyer had been national sales manager at WJLA-TV in Washington, D.C. and WSYX-TV in Columbus, Ohio. He was also an account executive with MMT Sales, Inc., in New York. He first joined WUSA as an account executive in 1983 and began his broadcasting career as an account executive at WCAU-AM in Philadelphia.

He graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in economics and communications from Boston College and is currently pursuing a masters degree in marketing. He and his wife, Yvonne, have two children.

WUSA is part of Gannett Broadcasting’s 21 television station group covering 16.6 percent of U.S. television homes. The other stations include: WXIA (NBC-Atlanta); WKYC (NBC-Cleveland); KARE (NBC-Minneapolis); WTSP (CBS-Tampa); KPNX (NBC-Phoenix); KNAZ (NBC-Flagstaff); KMOH (WB-Kingman); KUSA (NBC-Denver); KSDK (NBC-St. Louis); WZZM (ABC-Grand Rapids); WGRZ (NBC-Buffalo); 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); and WLBZ (NBC-Bangor). Gannett Broadcasting also includes cable operations in five states.

Gannett is a nationwide news and information company that publishes 84 daily newspapers, including USA TODAY, and USA WEEKEND, a newspaper magazine.