TEGNA Names Brian Gregory President and General Manager at WVEC in Norfolk
Tysons, Va. – TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) today announced that Brian Gregory has been named president and general manager at WVEC, TEGNA’s ABC affiliate serving the Hampton Roads region of Virginia and northeastern North Carolina, effective December 18. Gregory will be responsible for overseeing the station’s operations across all platforms, as well as community outreach efforts and driving results for advertisers.
Gregory joins WVEC from KDVR/KWGN in Denver where he served as news director, overseeing a staff of 140 in the news and production department. At KDVR, Gregory’s team produced more than 100 hours of news and local content weekly for all platforms, with a digital-first emphasis and strong record of ratings growth. Under Gregory’s leadership, the newsroom received numerous Edward R. Murrow Awards, including a National Murrow Award in 2021 for Continuing Coverage for reporting on the use of Ketamine by Colorado paramedics to sedate agitated individuals.
Previously, Gregory was news director at KWCH in Wichita, Kansas, where he led the reinvention of the station’s morning news program, which resulted in ratings growth in key demographics. The station was recognized with a National Edward R. Murrow Award for Breaking News and received three Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards. Earlier in his career, Gregory was executive producer at KOVR in Sacramento, California, and assistant news director at WVLT in Knoxville, Tennessee. He began his career at WJET in Erie, Pennsylvania while attending college.
“Brian brings a proven track record of performance to his new position at WVEC,” said Paul Trelstad, senior vice president, media operations, TEGNA. “With more than 25 years of experience in our industry, including more than 20 in news management, his inclusive management style is evident in the results he’s achieved consistently throughout his career. He’ll be an excellent addition to our strong, capable team in Norfolk.”
Added Gregory, “It is a tremendous honor to join the WVEC team. I’m passionate about embracing innovation and setting a positive vision for the future. It’s a privilege to head to Norfolk and help lead this incredibly talented team.”
Gregory is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University, Erie where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication.
TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. With 64 television stations in 51 U.S. markets, TEGNA is the largest owner of top 4 network affiliates in the top 25 markets among independent station groups, reaching approximately 39 percent of all television households nationwide. TEGNA also owns leading multicast networks True Crime Network, Twist and Quest. TEGNA offers innovative solutions to help businesses reach consumers across television, digital and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA’s OTT advertising service. For more information, visit www.TEGNA.com.
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