MCLEAN, Va., Aug. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Gannett's (NYSE:GCI) Broadcasting Division has named Eric Land president and general manager at WTLV/WJXX in Jacksonville, FL.
Land has held many leading roles over a number of broadcast properties. His senior management experience in local television includes serving as president and general manager of WFLA in Tampa, FL, WIAT in Birmingham, AL, and WGRZ in Buffalo, NY. In addition, Land is the former chief operating officer of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He most recently served as president/CEO of Walkabout Air Aviation.
"Eric brings a rich and diverse background of innovation and experience to our duopoly in Jacksonville," said Lynn Beall, executive vice president of Gannett Broadcasting. "He possesses strong leadership abilities and dynamic business skills that will benefit both WTLV and WJXX. Eric knows how to build brands and has a proven track record of taking major market stations to new levels."
"I can't wait to get started at Gannett. I look forward to working with the teams in Jacksonville to further position the stations for success in today's multi-platform digital world," said Land.
Land received a Bachelor of Science degree in Radio/TV from Ohio University.
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