McDermott Named Young Broadcasting CEO
Local television group veteran adds to title
By Michael Malone -- Broadcasting & Cable, 1/9/2013 1:08:35 PM
"Deb has successfully guided Young Broadcasting through a transition period and positioned it as one of the strongest and most financially secure multiplatform broadcast companies in the business," said Thomas Sullivan, executive board chairman. "We look forward to Deb's continued leadership of the business in her new role as we grow the company's revenue, profitability and footprint."
McDermott was on the Young board of directors from 2004-2009. Prior to being named president, she was vice president of operations for the group. Previously, she was vice president and general manager of Young's WKRN Nashville.
McDermott's past industry roles include chair of the ABC Affiliate Board of Governors and positions on the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Television and TVB boards. She is also a former president of NATPE.
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