CHICAGO, Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Tribune Broadcasting today named Ashley Messina as vice president/general manager of WDCW-TV in Washington, DC, effective immediately. Messina has served as the interim general manager for the station since September 2010.
"Ashley has earned this appointment by leading the station for the last several months and with her proven track record as general sales manager," said Tribune Broadcasting president Jerry Kersting. "She has a keen sense for what it takes to bring the station to the next level while encouraging a sense of teamwork and collaboration with the staff — she's a leader and a visionary."
Messina joined Tribune and WDCW in 2001 as an account executive. Since then, she has served in roles with increasingly more responsibility at the station, including national sales manager and general sales manager. Prior to Tribune, she worked in promotions with WIHT Radio in the Washington, DC, area.
"I'm very excited about this opportunity and am fortunate to work with the strong staff of WDCW-TV," said Messina. "It's the people here that have made this station so successful. Together, we'll continue to make a mark for ourselves in the community, deliver results to our advertisers, develop one-of-a-kind local programs and continue to grow the station on all levels."
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