Ackerley tabs Ackerley as president

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Chris Ackerley has been named president of the Seattle-based Ackerley Group, owner/operator of 18 TV stations reaching 6.3% of U.S. households.

Ackerley, son of chairman and CEO Barry Ackerley, had been co-president of the company with Denis Curley. The company said that Chris Ackerley's promotion coincides Curley's retirement, effective Aug. 13, 2001. Curley will continue to serve the company in a consulting role and as a member of the board of directors, the company said.

Chris Ackerley has been on the board since February of 2000.
- Steve McClellan

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