JOHNSTOWN, Pa. and ALTOONA, Pa., Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (Nasdaq : SBGI ) announced that James Doty has been named General Manager of WJAC-TV (NBC 6) in the Johnstown/Altoona, Pennsylvania market. 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 pleased to have Jim join the team at WJAC. Jim brings a long career in sales management, leading local and national sales teams. We believe his experience will be a valuable contribution to this market."
"I am very excited to lead the team at WJAC-TV," commented Mr. Doty. "The station is a leader in central Pennsylvania, and I look forward to expanding the relationship with our viewers and local businesses."
Mr. Doty has over 25 years of sales and management experience. Since May of 2012, he has worked as General Sales Manager at KPTM (FOX) and KXVO (CW) in Omaha, Nebraska. From March 2010 to May 2012, he was Director of Sales at WCIA (CBS) with Nexstar Broadcasting Group. For over 8 years he was the Director of Sales for WPTY (ABC) and WLMT (CW) in Memphis, TN and WJKT (FOX) in Jackson, TN. Prior to that, he held various other positions including Local Sales Manager for KTXH (UPN) in Houston, TX, General Sales Manager/National Sales Manager at WHTM (ABC) in Harrisburg, PA and Account Executive at various other broadcasters. Mr. Doty graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from the University of Dayton.
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., the largest and one of the most diversified television broadcasting companies, owns and operates, programs or provides sales services to 168 television stations in 77 markets, pro forma for pending transactions. Sinclair's television group is affiliated with all major networks and will reach approximately 38.7% of all U.S. television households. For more information, please visit Sinclair's website at www.sbgi.net.
SOURCE Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.