Idler returns to the station where he was sales manager from 2000-02. He’ll oversee not just WTVD but three digital channels and the ABC11.com Web site. He succeeds Bernie Prazenica, who moved to WPVI Philadelphia.
“John Idler has had an outstanding track record in management at WLS-TV in Chicago for the past five years,” ABC Television Stations Group president Walter Liss said in a statement. “We congratulate him on this promotion as he returns to WTVD in Raleigh-Durham now as president and general manager.”