SAVANNAH, Ga., Jan. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBGI) announced that Tim Walsh has been promoted to General Manager of WTGS-TV (FOX) in Savannah, Georgia. The announcement was made by Steve Pruett, Co-Chief Operating Officer of Sinclair's television group.
In making the announcement, Mr. Pruett said, "We are excited to announce Tim's promotion to General Manager. Tim has displayed great leadership and direction to the staff in Savannah during his time as General Sales Manager. We look forward to the continued growth in the station's performance and ratings under Tim and as we expand our operation at WTGS."
"I am very grateful for the opportunity to work with the dedicated team of professionals at WTGS/FOX 28," commented Mr. Walsh. "I believe there are great things on the horizon for the station and the region, as we continue our on-going efforts to make FOX 28 a committed resource to our advertisers and the Savannah-Hilton Head community."
Mr. Walsh most recently served as the General Sales Manager at WTGS-TV in Savannah, Georgia since 2014. In 2003, he joined WACH-TV in Columbia, South Carolina, now owned by Sinclair, as a Senior Account Executive and was promoted to National Sales Manager shortly thereafter. Prior to that, Mr. Walsh was an Account Executive at Telerep-New York. Mr. Walsh graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Fordham University in New York.
Sinclair is the largest and one of the most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country. Including pending transactions, the Company owns, operates and/or provides services to 171 television stations in 81 markets, broadcasting 462 channels and affiliations with all the major networks. Sinclair is the leading local news provider in the country, as well as a producer of sports content. Sinclair's broadcast content is delivered via multiple-platforms, including over-the-air, multi-channel video program distributors, and digital platforms. The Company regularly uses its website as a key source of Company information which can be accessed at www.sbgi.net.
SOURCE Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.