Gray Promotes Corrente to GM in New Orleans

Sciortino to head Baton Rouge station
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Gray Television said it promoted Ronna Corrente to general manager of WVUE-TV, the top-rated station in New Orleans.

Ronna Corrente

Ronna Corrente

The company also named Joe Sciortino as general manager of WAFB-TV, the CBS affiliate in Baton Rouge, La., succeeding Corrente.

The new positions are effective Feb. 1.

Joe Sciortino

Joe Sciortino

Corrente succeeds Tim Ingram, who earlier this month was promoted to senior VP-local media at Gray. Ingram was recently named General Manager of the Year by Broadcasting & Cable for his role in driving WVUE to market leadership in the Big Easy.

Corrente started her TV at WDKY-TV in Lexington, Ky., rising to general sales manager and later general manager. She moved to WAFB in 2018.

Sciortino began his career 30 years ago at WWL-TV, New Orleans before moving to sales job at WAFB. He became sales manager of Gray’s KAIT-TV, Jonesboro, Ark., and was promoted to general manager of Gray’s WDAM-TV, Hattiesburg, Miss, in 2013. Gray moved him to Shreveport, La., in 2016 as GM of KSLA-TV.

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