Contact: Steve Marks, COO
Sinclair names William Lanesey General Manager in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, OK (June 7, 2016) – Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBGI) announced that William Lanesey has been named General Manager for KOKH-TV (FOX) and KOCB-TV (CW) in the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma market. The announcement was made by Steve Marks, Co-Chief Operating Officer of Sinclair’s television group.
In making the announcement, Mr. Marks said, “Bill has spent the last 30 years working in sales and management positions for various television stations and has been successful in increasing market share and cash flow margins. Bill has also been actively involved in the communities where he has resided and he will be a welcome addition to the team in Oklahoma City.”
“I look forward to joining the Sinclair team in Oklahoma City and building on the successful foundation they have built over the past several years,” commented Mr. Lanesey. “Having spent my career in broadcast television, I am very familiar with the value Sinclair brings to the communities in which they operate with both their television stations and digital platforms and I am excited to become a part of that mission.”
Mr. Lanesey most recently worked as Vice President General Manager at WXIX-TV (FOX) in Cincinnati, Ohio since 2008. From 1997 to 2008, he was Vice President General Manager at KPLR-TV (CW) in St. Louis, Missouri. Prior to that, Mr. Lanesey was the Vice President of Sales at WCMH-TV (NBC) in Columbus, Ohio. Mr. Lanesey has held other positions including National Sales Manager, Regional Account Executive, and Account Executive at WCMH-TV. Mr. Lanesey received a Bachelor’s Degree in American Studies from the University of Notre Dame.
Sinclair is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country. Including pending transactions, the Company owns, operates and/or provides services to 173 television stations in 81 markets, broadcasting 483 channels and having affiliations with all the major networks. Sinclair is the leading local news provider in the country, as well as a producer of live sports content. Sinclair’s content is delivered via multiple platforms, including over-the-air, multi-channel video program distributors, and digital platforms. The Company regularly uses its website as a key source of Company information which can be accessed at www.sbgi.net.