Dana Neves Upped to GM at WFSB

By Chris Ariens 

The dominos at Meredith are falling, or rising, depending on how you look at it.

The integrated media company, which owns Hartford CBS affiliate WFSB, announced that general manager Klarn DePalma has been promoted to evp of MNI Targeted Media Inc. At WFSB, Dana Neves is being promoted to vp and general manager. Neves began her career as an intern at WFSB in 1995, and worked her way up as an assignment manager, managing editor and assistant news director. She was named News Director in 2006.

DePalma will lead Meredith’s targeted digital and print advertising busineso, which is now part of Meredith’s Local Media Group following the $1.8 billion acquisition of Time Inc.

Just yesterday, Meredith announced it was putting several of the former Time titles up for sale, including TIME, Sports Illustrated, Fortune and Money.

“Dana is an outstanding leader. Her years of experience and dedication to both Channel 3 and Meredith have prepared her to lead this dominate number one television station,” said Patrick McCreery, evp of the Meredith Local Media Group. “I look forward to Dana’s continued success and service to our viewers and advertisers in Hartford, New Haven and throughout Connecticut.”

“Our business is ever-changing and I know the dedicated men and women who work here at Channel 3 are committed to changing with the times and maintaining WFSB’s level of excellence,” said Neves, who will no begin the search for her replacement in the newsroom.