While all the other TV blogs will report Today that Nexstar has made a GM change at their Buffalo station, FTVLive was once again way out in front.
FTVLive reported FIRST and EXCLUSIVELY that WIVB GM René LaSpina had been relieved of her duties and that fired WOIO GM Dominic Mancuso was replacing her.
FTVLive told you the news before the staff even knew the news. 4 hours after we posted the story, a meeting was called at WIVB, where the changes we announced that were going down happened.
Yesterday afternoon, Nexstar sent out a press release and that is only when the other guys will pick up on the story. FTVLive gives you the news before the press release.
Nexstar's Senior Vice President and Regional Manager Theresa Underwood, did break a press release record by giving the single longest quote ever put in a Nexstar press release.
Talking about Mancuso, Underwood said, “Throughout his career, Dominic has demonstrated a results-oriented, entrepreneurial approach to the business of broadcasting and sales management. He brings to his new role a long term record of transforming operations and achieving outstanding revenue results and market share growth. He has a deep understanding of critical functions focused on exclusive local content development for our viewers and digital users, as well as effective multi-platform marketing opportunities for our clients. In addition, he has a record of building successful sales teams that have established enduring partnerships with local and national advertisers and sports franchises. We are confident in Dominic’s ability to successfully lead our Buffalo operations and look forward to his contributions as we continue to enhance the effectiveness and value of our broadcast, digital and mobile services for local viewers and advertisers across Western New York.”
So grab your playbook Dominic and get to work saving the station money, selling overprice ads and not really caring much about the news.
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