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Sam Rosenwasser Named a Senior vice President of Gannett Television; Russell Postell Named President and General Manager of KXTV

ARLINGTON, VA – Sam Rosenwasser has been named a senior vice president of Gannett Television. He was formerly president and general manager of KXTV, Gannett’s ABC affiliate in Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto, Calif. Russell Postell has been named president and general manager of KXTV to replace Rosenwasser. He was formerly general sales manager of the station.

The announcements were made today by Cecil L. Walker, chairman and CEO of Gannett Broadcasting.

“Sam will have new opportunities to use his strong talents to develop our people and our product for the benefit of our viewers across the USA,” Walker said.

In his new role, Rosenwasser will work with five Gannett markets, including Sacramento, and will also have the division staff assignment for marketing. He will continue to reside in Sacramento with his family.

Rosenwasser has served as president and general manager of KXTV since June 1999. Previously, he was in Austin, TX, where he was president and general manager of KVUE-TV from January 1996 until June 1999. Rosenwasser was named vice president/general sales manager of KVUE in September 1994. He was named general sales manager in November 1991. He first joined KVUE-TV as local sales manager in August 1991.

Prior to his tenure at KVUE, Rosenwasser was local sales manager for KXAN-TV in Austin from February 1989. He was an account executive in Dallas for WFAA-TV from 1985 to 1989 and KDFW-TV from 1983 to 1985. Rosenwasser earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in radio/TV/film at North Texas State University in Denton, TX, where he also studied business.

Postell joined KXTV in 1993 as local sales manager. Prior to his tenure at KXTV, he served as local sales manager for KPIX-TV in San Francisco from 1991 to 1993 and national sales manager from 1990 to 1991. He was an account executive for Group W Television, New York, from 1987 to 1990 and an account executive for WBZ-TV, Boston, from 1983 to 1987. Postell earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in American history and foreign relations from Hobart College, Geneva, NY. Postell, his wife Ann, and their three children live in Granite Bay.

“Russell has a great background and the experience required to continue our success in his station and community of choice,” Walker said.

Gannett Television’s other stations are: W*USA (CBS-Washington, DC); WXIA (NBC-Atlanta); KARE (NBC-Minneapolis); WTSP (CBS-Tampa); WKYC (NBC- Cleveland); KPNX (NBC-Phoenix), KNAZ (NBC-Flagstaff), KMOH (NBC-Kingman); K*USA (NBC-Denver); KSDK (NBC-St. Louis); WZZM (ABC-Grand Rapids); WGRZ (NBC-Buffalo); WFMY (CBS-Greensboro); WJXX (ABC-Jacksonville); WTLV (NBC-Jacksonville), KTHV (CBS-Little Rock); WBIR (NBC-Knoxville); WCSH (NBC-Portland); WLTX (CBS-Columbia); WMAZ (CBS-Macon); and WLBZ (NBC-Bangor).

In addition to its television operations, Gannett publishes 99 daily newspapers in the USA, including USA TODAY, the nation’s largest-selling daily newspaper. The company also publishes USA WEEKEND, a newspaper magazine. In the United Kingdom, Gannett subsidiary Newsquest plc publishes nearly 300 titles, including 15 daily newspapers.