Robert Blacher Named Vice President/Group Sales Manager of Meredith Corporation's Broadcasting Group

Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from Meredith Corporation

    DES MOINES, Iowa, April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Robert
 Blacher has been named Vice President/Group Sales Manager of the Meredith
 Broadcasting Group, Meredith Corporation (NYSE:   MDP) announced today.  Blacher
 brings nearly 30 years of broadcasting sales experience to this position, most
 recently as the General Sales Manager at Meredith-owned KPHO-TV in Phoenix,
 according to Meredith Broadcasting Group President Cary D. Jones.
     "Bob has a proven record of overseeing sales operations at television
 stations in some of the nation's biggest markets, including Chicago, Miami,
 and Portland," said Jones.  "I'm looking forward to further contributions from
 Bob in this expanded role as Meredith Broadcasting strengthens its industry
 position."
     Blacher will report to Jones and will oversee all of the group's sales
 functions.  His main responsibilities will include working with the sales
 management of each of Meredith's 12 stations to maximize revenues.  He will
 also work closely with Jones and station general managers to plan and
 implement sales and marketing programs.  Blacher assumes his new duties on
 April 30.
     Included in Blacher's background is two years as General Sales Manager of
 Meredith's CBS affiliate in Phoenix, KPHO.  Prior to that, he was the Director
 of Sales and Marketing at KGW-TV in Portland, Ore., for nearly eight years.
 He also spent 17 years as the Sales Manager at WTVJ in Miami, Fla.
     Blacher received a bachelor's degree in Journalism and Communications from
 the University of Illinois.
 
     Meredith Corporation ( http://www.meredith.com ) is one of the nation's
 leading media and marketing companies with core competencies in magazine and
 book publishing, television broadcasting, integrated marketing and interactive
 media.  Meredith owns 12 television stations that reach nearly 10 percent of
 television households across the country: WGCL-TV (CBS), Atlanta; KPHO-TV
 (CBS), Phoenix, Ariz.; WOFL-TV (FOX), Orlando, Fla.; KPDX-TV (FOX), Portland,
 Ore.; WFSB-TV (CBS), Hartford-New Haven, Conn.; KCTV (CBS), Kansas City, Mo.;
 WSMV-TV (NBC), Nashville, Tenn.; WHNS-TV (FOX),
 Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson, S.C.-Asheville, N.C.; WNEM-TV (CBS),
 Flint-Saginaw, Mich.; KVVU-TV (FOX), Las Vegas, Nev.; WOGX-TV (FOX),
 Ocala-Gainesville, Fla.; and KFXO-LP (FOX), Bend, Ore.
 
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    DES MOINES, Iowa, April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Robert
 Blacher has been named Vice President/Group Sales Manager of the Meredith
 Broadcasting Group, Meredith Corporation (NYSE:   MDP) announced today.  Blacher
 brings nearly 30 years of broadcasting sales experience to this position, most
 recently as the General Sales Manager at Meredith-owned KPHO-TV in Phoenix,
 according to Meredith Broadcasting Group President Cary D. Jones.
     "Bob has a proven record of overseeing sales operations at television
 stations in some of the nation's biggest markets, including Chicago, Miami,
 and Portland," said Jones.  "I'm looking forward to further contributions from
 Bob in this expanded role as Meredith Broadcasting strengthens its industry
 position."
     Blacher will report to Jones and will oversee all of the group's sales
 functions.  His main responsibilities will include working with the sales
 management of each of Meredith's 12 stations to maximize revenues.  He will
 also work closely with Jones and station general managers to plan and
 implement sales and marketing programs.  Blacher assumes his new duties on
 April 30.
     Included in Blacher's background is two years as General Sales Manager of
 Meredith's CBS affiliate in Phoenix, KPHO.  Prior to that, he was the Director
 of Sales and Marketing at KGW-TV in Portland, Ore., for nearly eight years.
 He also spent 17 years as the Sales Manager at WTVJ in Miami, Fla.
     Blacher received a bachelor's degree in Journalism and Communications from
 the University of Illinois.
 
     Meredith Corporation ( http://www.meredith.com ) is one of the nation's
 leading media and marketing companies with core competencies in magazine and
 book publishing, television broadcasting, integrated marketing and interactive
 media.  Meredith owns 12 television stations that reach nearly 10 percent of
 television households across the country: WGCL-TV (CBS), Atlanta; KPHO-TV
 (CBS), Phoenix, Ariz.; WOFL-TV (FOX), Orlando, Fla.; KPDX-TV (FOX), Portland,
 Ore.; WFSB-TV (CBS), Hartford-New Haven, Conn.; KCTV (CBS), Kansas City, Mo.;
 WSMV-TV (NBC), Nashville, Tenn.; WHNS-TV (FOX),
 Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson, S.C.-Asheville, N.C.; WNEM-TV (CBS),
 Flint-Saginaw, Mich.; KVVU-TV (FOX), Las Vegas, Nev.; WOGX-TV (FOX),
 Ocala-Gainesville, Fla.; and KFXO-LP (FOX), Bend, Ore.
 
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