Diercks Named WPTY-WLMT Memphis GM
Former boss at NBC's Miami station on board at Nexstar
By Michael Malone -- Broadcasting & Cable, 1/15/2013 9:59:49 AM
Diercks starts immediately and reports to Timothy Busch, executive VP and COO of Nexstar Broadcasting.
Diercks was president and general manager at NBC's WTVJ Miami from 2003 to early in 2012. She also spent 20 years at Gannett, including general manager stints at KVUE Austin, KSDK St. Louis and WUSA Washington. From 1998 to 2003, she was senior VP at Gannett, with oversight of 11 stations.
"I am proud to have worked with Ardy while together at Gannett Broadcasting," said Busch. "I have witnessed her great passion, creativity and ability to build morale through collaborative and effective teams. These leadership attributes make her a tremendous addition to the Nexstar team and our Memphis and Jackson operations."
Nexstar acquired WPTY, WLMT and WJKT from Newport Television last year.
"Nexstar's long-term success reflects its core commitment to the local community, viewers and advertisers," said Diercks. "My new role at WPTY, WLMT, and WJKT, will allow me to leverage the multi-station management experience and relationships built over my career. I look forward to bringing over 30 years of broadcast experience with me to work with the exceptional teams in Memphis/Jackson as we seek to deliver additional compelling local news and entertainment programming, expand our community connections and grow our marketing solutions across multiple platforms for our advertising partners."
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