Alford Named General Manager at Albany’s WTEN

By Andrew Gauthier 


Young Broadcasting has appointed Andy Alford as general manager of WTEN in Albany. Alford was introduced to staff of the ABC-affiliate on Monday. He succeeds interim GM Michael Sechrist, who has served in that role since December, 2009.

“Andy is an exceptional leader with a solid sales background and will be a great addition to our team in Albany,” said Young Broadcasting president Deborah A. McDermott.

Alford comes to market #58 after a 4-year stint as vice president and GM of Atlanta’s WGCL. Before being promoted to VP-GM, Alford served as WGCL’s station manager and general sales manager.

For Alford, the move to WTEN is a return to his roots of sorts. He got his first big break in New York as local sales manager for Rochester’s WHEC. He then accepted a position as general sales manager for Syracuse’s WTVH.

Alford resigned from his post at WGCL in August of 2009.