Sinclair Promotes James Grilli To General Manager In Dayton, Ohio
DAYTON, Ohio, Sept. 18, 2017 — Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBGI) (“Sinclair”) announced that James Grilli has been promoted to General Manager of WKEF (ABC) in Dayton, Ohio. Mr. Grilli will also be responsible for the oversight of Sinclair’s provision of services to WRGT (FOX) under a time brokerage agreement. The announcement was made by Steve Marks, EVP & Chief Operating Officer of Sinclair’s television group.
In making the announcement, Mr. Marks said, “Jimmy has been with Sinclair in Columbus for 14 years in a variety of sales roles, from account executive working his way up to Director of Sales. His sales and management experience will benefit the Dayton stations and provide for a smooth continuity in leadership and operations.”
“It is with great pride and excitement that I accept the General Manager position in Dayton,” commented Mr. Grilli. “I look forward to working with the talented staff that is committed to providing its audience the highest quality in news and information, across all platforms, and helping our advertising partners grow their businesses through our on-air and digital solutions.”
Mr. Grilli most recently worked as Director of Sales at WSYX (ABC6), WTTE (FOX28) and WWHO (CW Columbus), stations Sinclair owns and/or provides services to in Columbus, Ohio, since January 2017. Prior to that and since 2014, he served as General Sales Manager for WTTE. Mr. Grilli began his career with Sinclair in 2003 as an Account Executive for WTTE and was later promoted to National Sales Manager and then Director of National Sales. Mr. Grilli holds a Bachelor of Science in Communication from Ohio University.
Sinclair is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country. Pro forma for the Tribune acquisition (before any related divestitures), the Company will own, operate and/or provide services to 233 television stations in 108 markets. The Company has multiple emerging networks as well as stations affiliated with all the major networks. Sinclair is a leading local news provider in the country and 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.
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