BALTIMORE, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBGI) announced that James Killen has been named Group Manager and will be responsible for the oversight of Tulsa OK, Little Rock AR, Roanoke/Lynchburg VA and others markets to be determined. The announcement was made by Steve Marks, Co-Chief Operating Officer of Sinclair's television group.
In making the announcement, Mr. Marks said, "James is a veteran of the broadcast space with large market and "big 3" network affiliation experience. Having held a key sales management position at Allbritton and given his familiarity with the stations and staff, he is the perfect choice to continue with us as a Group Manager overseeing some of these same markets we recently acquired. We look forward to building upon that foundation and expanding our market presence."
"I am thrilled to join Sinclair as Group Manager for these markets," commented Mr. Killen. "It will be an exciting new chapter for me, continuing to work with some of the best run stations in the country, while having the luxury of utilizing all of the new tools that Sinclair offers. It is refreshing to join a company that sees the long term value of our industry and is willing to invest in our stations to make sure we continue to be market leaders."
Mr. Killen most recently and from 2004 was Vice President of Sales for Allbritton Communications Company, overseeing seven television stations, NewsChannel 8 and Politico. Prior to that and since 2001, he was the Local Sales Manager for NBC4 in New York City and from 1998 to 2001, served as the New York National Sales Manager. From 1987 to 1998, Mr. Killen served as an Account Executive at various stations, including NBC4, WRAL in Raleigh/Durham, NC and WECT in Wilmington, NC. Mr. Killen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Communications from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. He currently is on the Board of Directors of TVB, the Media Ratings Council and is a member of the Greater Washington Board of Trade.
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is the largest and one of the most diversified television broadcasting companies with affiliations with all the major networks. Sinclair's television group will reach approximately 38.2% of U.S. television households after pending transactions. The Company regularly uses its website as a key source of Company information which can be accessed at www.sbgi.net.
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