WDIV-TV Hires Gary Macko As General Sales Manager

February 25, 2010

DETROIT, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ — WDIV-TV announces the hiring of Gary Macko as General Sales Manager of WDIV Local 4, the flagship station of Post-Newsweek Stations, Inc. Macko, a veteran television general sales manager for over ten years at stations in New York and Tennessee, will assume the role in mid-March.

“We’re thrilled to have Gary join the Local 4 team. He’s just the right guy to take on this critical role,” said Marla Drutz, WDIV Vice President and General Manager. “Gary’s years of experience in the industry and enthusiastic leadership of our sales team will be a great benefit for all of our clients looking to create effective and innovative campaigns on-air and online.”

Prior to joining WDIV-TV, Macko served as general sales manager at WMC-TV, the highly successful NBC affiliate in Memphis, Tennessee, since 2001. Before that, Macko held the role of general sales manager at WKBW, the ABC affiliate in Buffalo, New York, and WTVH, the CBS affiliate in Syracuse, New York, where he had been promoted from the position of local sales manager.

Macko will oversee sales efforts for WDIV-TV’s arsenal of top-rated programming including Local 4 News at 5 and 6 p.m. and Local 4 News at 11 p.m. (the number one-rated newscast in Michigan and top NBC affiliate local newscast) and signature events including exclusive television coverage of the International Freedom Festival Fireworks, America’s Thanksgiving Parade, and the Olympics.

Beginning in mid-March Macko can be reached through the WDIV Local 4 sales office at (313) 222-0404 or by e-mail at gmacko@wdiv.com.

About Post-Newsweek Stations

Post-Newsweek Stations is owned by The Washington Post Company (NYSE: WPO), a diversified education and media company. Post-Newsweek Stations owns and operates six television stations: WDIV, the NBC affiliate in Detroit; KPRC, the NBC affiliate in Houston; WPLG, the ABC affiliate in Miami; WKMG, the CBS affiliate in Orlando; KSAT, the ABC affiliate in San Antonio; and WJXT, an independent in Jacksonville. Post-Newsweek also has ownership interests in LATV Networks and Internet Broadcasting (IB).


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