Gannett Announces Executive Stations Appointments

Gannett Broadcasting Friday (Nov. 21) announced three executive appointments in its TV station group.

Ken Tonning was named president and general manager of WTSP-TV, the company’s CBS affiliate serving the Tampa-St. Petersburg, Fla. market, from president and general manager of WTLV-TV ad WJXX-TV, the company’s NBC and ABC affiliates in Jacksonville, Fla. He’ll be succeeded in Jacksonville by Dodie Cantrell-Bickley, who moves from Macon, Ga. where she served as president and general manager of WMAZ-TV, the CBS affiliate.

Moving to corporate, Anthony Diaz was named to the position of vp of sales strategy and development. He was most recently vp and general sales manager for WUSA-TV, the company’s CBS affiliate in Washington, D.C.