Contact: Steve Marks, COO
SINCLAIR NAMES AMY COLLINS GENERAL MANAGER IN SYRACUSE, NEW YORK
Syracuse, NY (July 1, 2014) – Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBGI) announced that Amy Collins has been named General Manager of WSTM-TV (NBC) and WSTQ-LP (CW) in the Syracuse, New York market and will also oversee sales and other non-programming related services of WTVH-TV (CBS) in Syracuse pursuant to a joint sales and shared services agreement. The announcement was made by Steve Marks, Co-Chief Operating Officer of Sinclair’s television group.
In making the announcement, Mr. Marks said, “We are excited to have Amy lead the team in Syracuse where she has spent the past 15 years and has developed solid, long-term relationships within the community. She has a proven track record of success in sales management and building strategic business partnerships, which we look forward to expanding.”
“Having grown with these stations over the past 15 years, I am thrilled to be able to lead this team into the future with a great company like Sinclair,” commented Ms. Collins. “We have strong leadership and an exceptional team in Syracuse that is committed to our viewers, community and business partners. I look forward to continuing that tradition and leveraging the incredible portfolio of assets in Central New York to further strengthen our relevance in the community.”
Ms. Collins has worked at WSTM-TV, WTVH-TV and WSTQ-LP for the past 15 years, most recently as the Vice President of Sales/Director of Sales since 2009. From 2002 to 2009, she was the Local Sales Manager/General Sales Manager at WTVH-TV. Prior to that she was the National Sales Manager at WTVH-TV. From 1999 to 2000, she was an Account Executive at WTVH-TV. Ms. Collins graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from The State University of New York at Oswego and has a Master’s of Business Administration from Lemoyne College in New York.
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 38.9% of U.S. television households. Sinclair owns equity interests in broadcast transmission-related companies and various non-broadcast related companies. The Company regularly uses its website as a key source of Company information which can be accessed at www.sbgi.net.