Scripps owned KGTV in San Diego has a new boss and the good news, he has a news background.
Joel Davis was named the vice president and general manager for ABC affiliate, effective immediately.
Davis has been at the station for the past 7 years, working his way up the food chain.
He arrived in 2009 as news director for 10News and was promoted to station manager in 2014.
For the past few months, in addition to his station manager role at KGTV, he served as interim GM at KERO, the Scripps station in Bakersfield, California.
“Joel is an award-winning journeyman in the news industry,” said Brian Lawlor, senior vice president of Scripps broadcast division. “He has spent his career traveling much of the country learning this business from both the content and the sales side. He personifies the Scripps mission with his concentration on journalistic excellence and his creative solutions for supporting businesses in the San Diego area. We have seen him flourish in each new professional opportunity, and I believe that will continue for him as leader at KGTV.”
Before KGTV, Davis was a managing editor at WFTV in Orlando, Florida.