FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 14, 2014
MEDIA GENERAL NAMES ASHLEY GOLD MESSINA GENERAL MANAGER OF KRON-TV IN SAN FRANCISCO
Richmond, VA – Media General, Inc. (NYSE: MEG), a local broadcast television and digital media company, today announced that Ashley Gold Messina has been named Vice President and General Manager of KRON-TV, its MyNetworkTV affiliate in San Francisco, effective September 10, 2014. Ms. Messina is currently Vice President and General Manager of WDCW-TV in Washington, DC.
"Ashley is a strong leader and great competitor. She is the right person to take the leadership role at KRON," said Deborah A. McDermott, Senior Vice President of Broadcast Markets for Media General.
Ms. Messina has been with WDCW since 2001 when she joined the station as a local account executive. She became National Sales Manager for the station in 2007 and General Sales Manager in 2009. She was named to her current position in 2010. Ms. Messina began her broadcast career with WIHT Radio in Rockville, MD. She graduated from the University of Maryland with a BS in Marketing and a BS in International Business. She is a board member of the Maryland, Delaware, DC Broadcasters Association and a graduate of the National Association of Broadcasters Leadership Training Program. She serves as a guest speaker for the University of Maryland Business School, focusing on women in leadership and media. Ms. Messina is a marathon runner.
Ms. Messina said, "It is an honor to work with the great team at KRON. Our mission will be to serve the Bay area viewers and grow the station."
About Media General, Inc.
Media General, Inc. is a leading local television broadcasting and digital media company, providing top-rated news, information and entertainment in strong markets across the U.S. The company owns or operates 31 network-affiliated broadcast television stations and their associated digital media and mobile platforms, in 28 markets. These stations reach 16.5 million, or 14%, of U.S. TV households. Sixteen of the 31 stations are located in the top 75 designated market areas. Media General first entered the local television business in 1955 when it launched WFLA in Tampa, Florida as an NBC affiliate. The company subsequently expanded its station portfolio through acquisition. In November of 2013, Media General and Young Broadcasting merged, combining Media General's 18 stations and Young's 13 stations.
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