TYSONS, VA – TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) announced today that Kari Jacobs, president and general manager of WVEC in Norfolk, VA, has been promoted to the role of president and general manager of WTSP in Tampa-St. Petersburg.
Jacobs joined WVEC in 2004 as a local sales manager. In 2011 she was named director of sales before being promoted to president and general manager in 2014. Under her leadership, WVEC’s news programming has steadily gained share and stature in the Norfolk market. In June, Jacobs was recognized as the top performing leader throughout TEGNA’s 49 television stations.
“Kari is an exceptional leader who inspires her teams to achieve great results across all areas,” said Lynn Beall, executive vice president and COO for media operations, TEGNA. “She is one of TEGNA’s greatest success stories, and her experience, work ethic and relentlessly upbeat attitude will be a tremendous asset to the Tampa team.”
A native of Huntington, West Virginia, Jacobs holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Telecommunications from the University of Kentucky and an MBA from Regent University.
TEGNA will immediately begin a search for a new general manager to succeed Jacobs at WVEC in Norfolk.
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 60 television stations and two radio stations in 49 markets, TEGNA is the largest owner of top 4 affiliates in the top 25 markets, reaching over 37 percent of all television households nationwide. TEGNA also owns leading multicast networks Justice Network and Quest that reach more than 87 million U.S. television homes. TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS) offers innovative solutions to help businesses reach consumers across television, email, social and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA’s OTT advertising service. For more information, visit www.TEGNA.com.
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