Leaving LIN

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LIN Executive Vice President Scott Blumenthal at LIN Television is leaving the company after 30 years. 

Jay Howell is being bumped up the food chain.

Howell LIN's VP regional television is taking over for Blumenthal.

“I look forward to working with Jay and the rest of the Executive Team in a consultancy role and spending some much needed time with my family and golf game," Blumenthal said.

“Scott’s deep understanding of television news, programming, sales and community engagement, coupled with his decisive leadership, has contributed enormously to the growth and success of our Company,” Vincent Sadusky, president and CEO of LIN Media, said in a statement. “His retirement culminates a long and successful career in broadcasting and is certainly well-deserved. Scott has done a great job preparing Jay for a smooth transition and giving him the tools he needs to continue evolving our television stations for the future.”

Blumenthal leaves at the end of the year.