SBG Names Allison Aldridge General Manager of WACH-TV in Columbia, South Carolina
Contact: Steve Pruett, COO
SINCLAIR NAMES ALLISON ALDRIDGE GENERAL MANAGER OF WACH-TV IN COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA
Baltimore (December 2, 2013) – Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBGI) announced that Allison Aldridge has been named General Manager of WACH-TV (FOX 48) in Columbia, South Carolina. The announcement was made by Steve Pruett, Vice President and Co-Chief Operating Officer of Sinclair’s television group.
In making the announcement, Mr. Pruett said, “We are pleased to have Allison re-join Sinclair. She is not only a native of Columbia, SC, but also worked at WACH earlier in her broadcasting career. We look forward to building upon her knowledge of the market, her relationship with viewers and local businesses, and her sales background.”
“I am thrilled to return to FOX 57 as General Manager,” commented Allison Aldridge. “The team at WACH is dedicated, hard-working and talented. I am excited about the direction our station is headed and the resources available to it under Sinclair’s ownership.”
Ms. Aldridge most recently and from 2013 assisted Sinclair with newly acquired station operations. From 2008 to 2010, she was General Manager of Sinclair’s station, WMMP (MNT), in Charleston, South Carolina, where she also had oversight for WTAT (FOX). From 2001 to 2007, she served in various sales capacities at the same stations, including General Sales Manager, Local Sales Manager, National Sales Manager and Account Executive. Prior to that and from 1999, Ms. Aldridge was an Account Executive for WACH in Columbia, SC. Ms. Aldridge has a Bachelor or Arts degree in speech and communications from Clemson University.
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., the largest and one of the most diversified television broadcasting companies, owns and operates, programs or provides sales services to 164 television stations in 77 markets, pro forma for pending transactions. Sinclair’s television group is affiliated with all major networks and will reach approximately 38.7% of all U.S. television households. For more information, please visit Sinclair’s website at www.sbgi.net.