Tribune GM is Stepping Down

Roger Bare the GM at Tribunes KIAH in Houston says it is time to move on.

The longtime vice president and general manager of Tribune station is stepping down after 12 years but looking to stay in Houston.

"It's time for me to challenge myself in a new way," Bare told "I plan to explore sales and marketing opportunities in cycling, running and related businesses that promote a healthy lifestyle; and also opportunities in the local media/advertising community." 

Not only has Bare sat in the top chair at channel 39 since 2004, but he's been with the Tribune owned station long before.

Prior to the GM position, Bare was the station's general sales manager for six years.

Under his leadership, the station changed call letters from KHWB to KHCW and then to KIAH. 

He also oversaw the anchorless newscast, NewsFix, which launched in 2011.

According to Bare's LinkedIn page, NewsFix improved its time slot ratings, and delivered a 34% margin in less than two years. NewsFix was later expanded into the 10pm slot.

No word on a replacement. 

H/T Mike McGuff