Columbus ND Named GM at Indianapolis’s WTHR

By Andrew Gauthier 

Indianapolis Business Journal

WTHR-TV Channel 13 has chosen a new general manager, the local NBC affiliate announced Wednesday.

John Cardenas, news director at WBNS-TV Channel 10 in Columbus, Ohio, will assume his new duties June 1. Both WTHR and WBNS are owned by the Columbus-based Dispatch Broadcast Group.

He takes over for Jim Tellus, who died suddenly in early March. Tellus replaced Rich Pegram, who was fired in a dispute with management.

“As we looked around the country at potential general managers, we quickly realized that we had one of the highest-caliber candidates at our own Columbus station,” Dispatch CEO Michael J. Fiorile said in a prepared statement. More…

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