McGraw-Hill Broadcasting Ups Darrell Brown to President

McGraw-Hill Broadcasting promoted Darrell Brown the group’s new president, succeeding Edward Quinn, who is retiring following a 22-year career with the TV group. Brown is currently vp and general manager of KMGH-TV, the company’s ABC affiliate in Denver and Azteca America Colorado since 2003.

In his new post, Brown will oversee McGraw-Hill’s four ABC-affiliated stations in San Diego, Denver, Indianapolis and Bakersfield, Calif.; three Spanish-language Azteca America affiliates; and the station Web sites.

“Darrell brings to his new role strong leadership experience, deep expertise in the broadcasting industry and extensive knowledge of our local markets,” said Glenn Goldberg, president of McGraw-Hill information and media.

Brown joined McGraw-Hill in 1983 at KGTV, the company’s ABC affiliate in San Diego and has held several sales and management positions with the company. He also serves as the vice chair of the ABC Television Affiliates Association’s Board of Governors.

In Denver, Brown will be succeeded by Byron Grandy as station manager. Grandy is currently news director of the station. During his tenure, KMGH was honored with the prestigious George F. Peabody and Alfred I. DuPont awards for excellence in journalism, among other awards.