Contact: Steve Marks, COO
Sinclair names John Hummel General manager of WSMH-TV
Baltimore (May 11, 2007) - Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:
SBGI) announced that John Hummel has been named General Manager of WSMH-TV
(FOX 66) in the Flint/Saginaw/Bay City, Michigan market. The announcement
was made by Steve Marks, Chief Operating Officer of Sinclair's television
In making the announcement, Mr. Marks said, "John has a long career in
broadcast sales and working with television stations affiliated with the
FOX network. We look forward to John continuing on the successes of David
Schwartz, WSMH's prior General Manager who recently took on the position of
Director of Sales for Sinclair."
"I am excited to be a part of the Sinclair organization and to work
with the WSMH team," commented John Hummel. "FOX 66 offers some of the
most popular shows on television, and I look forward to helping our
advertisers reach those viewers."
Mr. Hummel has over 20 years in television sales. Most recently and
from 2005 he was involved in the restaurant business. From 2001 to 2005,
Mr. Hummel served as Vice President/General Sales Manager for FOX
owned/operated television stations. From 1997 to 2001, he was Senior
Vice President and Director of Sales for Petry Media Corporations' FOX
television stations. From 1996 to 1997, Mr. Hummel was the General
Sales Manager for WUHF-TV in Rochester, now owned by Sinclair. From 1992
to 1996, he served as Director of Sales and Operations for Tribune Plus
and prior to that held various positions within the Tribune organization.
Mr. Hummel started his broadcast career with the national rep firm,
Petry Television. Mr. Hummel holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from St.
Mary's of the Plains College.
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., one of the largest and most
diversified television broadcasting companies, owns and operates,
programs or provides sales services to 58 television stations in 36
markets. Sinclair's television group is affiliated with all major
networks and reaches approximately 22% of all U.S. television households.
For more information, please visit Sinclair's website at www.sbgi.net
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