Meredith Local Media Group has announced Patrick McCreery has been promoted to the newly created role of Local Media Group VP of News and Marketing.
“I look forward to improving the reach and quality of local news content for our station group,” said McCreery, who was promoted from VP and GM of Meredith’s FOX affiliate KPTV-KPDX in Portland, OR.
McCreery has been with KPTV-KPDX for more than 10 years and in that time has served as station manager, news director and assistant news director. He joined Meredith as special projects executive producer for KPHO in Phoenix in 2003.
Meredith also announced Andy Delaporte has been promoted from director of sales at KPTV-KPDX to VP and GM to replace McCreery.
Delaporte has worked at KPTV-KPDX since 2005. Before working at KPTV-KPDX he worked at Entercom Communications in Portland and Kuik Radio in Hillsboro, OR.
“Patrick has been a strong leader at KPTV/KPDX, and will use his expertise and team-building skills to grow a very important focus area for our group,” Paul Karpowicz, president of the Local Media Group, said in a statement. “Andy is ready to take on a new leadership role, and will be an asset in continuing our success in the Portland market.”