CBS Names President Of Stations In Bay Area

By Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel 

Kevin Walsh has been named president and general manager of CBS stations in the Bay Area.

The propoerites Walsh will oversee are KPIX-TV and KBCW-TV, as well as KSTW-TV, the CBS-owned affiliate of The CW in Seattle.

“Kevin’s long track record of success in Sacramento and, before that, decade of experience in San Francisco make him an excellent choice to follow in the footsteps of Bruno Cohen, and ensure that we have a smooth leadership transition at our stations in the Bay Area,” Peter Dunn president of CBS stations said.

Walsh spent the past nine years as vice president and general manager of KOVR-TV and KMAX-TV, the CBS-owned duopoly in Sacramento.

Walsh joined CBS in August 2005 to serve as general sales manager at KMAX. Walsh was promoted to vice president and director of sales for both KOVR and KMAX in March 2007, and became vice president and general manager of the stations in October 2008.