GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., July 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBGI) announced that Fred Corbus has been promoted to General Manager of WWMT-TV (CBS) in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Mr. Corbus will replace Jim Lutton who served as the General Manager for the last 10 years and retired July 14, 2017. The announcement was made by Steve Marks, EVP & Chief Operating Officer of Sinclair's television group.
In making the announcement, Mr. Marks said, "We congratulate Jim on his retirement and thank him for his hard work and leadership these last 10 years at WWMT-TV. Fred is the natural successor to Jim, having worked at WWMT-TV earlier in his career and then again most recently as Director of Sales since 2015. Fred's experience in sales and management will serve the station well and provide for a smooth continuity."
"I am honored and excited to help build upon the station's tremendous momentum created during Jim's tenure," commented Mr. Corbus. "It is a privilege to work with such a talented and dedicated team of people who have made WWMT-TV the most watched station in West Michigan."
Mr. Corbus most recently worked as Director of Sales at WWMT-TV since 2015. Prior to that, he served as Director of Sales at WXYZ-TV (ABC) in Detroit, Michigan since 2013 and Director of Sales at WOOD-TV (NBC) in Grand Rapids, Michigan from 2007 to 2013. Mr. Corbus began his career at WWMT-TV as an account executive in sales and was later promoted to National Sales Manager and Local Sales Manager. Mr. Corbus holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
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