Texas Association of Radio & Television Broadcasters Names Amy Villarreal Broadcaster of the Year
Baltimore, MD – June 6, 2023 –Sinclair Broadcast Group is proud to announce Amy Villarreal, Associate Group Manager, has been named Broadcaster of the Year by the Texas Association of Radio & Television Broadcasters.
The Texas Association of Radio & Television Broadcasters (“TAB”) honors broadcast leaders throughout the Lone Star State for their work in advancing local communities.
Commenting on the award, Rob Weisbord, Sinclair’s COO and President of Broadcast said, “Being recognized with TAB’s prestigious Broadcaster of the Year Award is a testament to Amy’s hard work and her dedication to the communities of Texas. I am extremely proud of all that she and her teams have accomplished to make a positive impact on their local regions across the state.”
Villarreal has served as VP/GM of KEYE-TV CBS Austin since 2005 and launched a Telemundo affiliate in the market in 2009. In 2020, Villarreal was elevated to Associate Group Manager and currently oversees stations in Amarillo, Beaumont, Corpus Christi and Abilene, in addition to the Austin stations.
“I am honored to be recognized for my 24 years of being a General Manager in my home state of Texas. However, this award is really about my incredible teams who give back to their communities through raising awareness, keeping families safe and providing credible, relevant, and engaging content every day on all platforms. I would not have received this award if it were not for them,” said Villarreal.
In addition to her work in television, Villarreal has a passion for volunteering and giving back her local community, serving on boards including Make-A-Wish® Central & South Texas, Headliners Foundation, Derrick Johnson’s Defend the Dream Foundation, Rodeo Austin and more.
Villarreal will be presented with the award at the Texas Radio & Television Broadcasters Gala on August 3.
Sinclair, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBGI) is a diversified media company and a leading provider of local news and sports. The Company owns, operates and/or provides services to 185 television stations in 86 markets affiliated with all the major broadcast networks; owns Tennis Channel and multicast networks Comet, CHARGE! and TBD; and owns and provides services to 21 regional sports network brands. Sinclair’s content is delivered via multiple platforms, including over-the-air, multi-channel video program distributors, and the nation’s largest streaming aggregator of local news content, NewsON. 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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