Former WDRB GM to Lead KTTV in Los Angeles

By Kevin Eck Comment

Bill Lamb has been named Vice President and General Manager of Los Angeles Fox owned stations KTTV and KCOP. He replaces current GM Bob Cook, who will lead FOX First Run Distribution

“Two exciting moves today,” said FOX Television Stations CEO, Jack Abernethy. “First, we want to welcome Bill to FOX and look forward to seeing his energetic and collaborative leadership style in action. Bob’s successful track record in syndication spans decades, so leading our distribution efforts for FTS was a natural fit.”

“KTTV and KCOP present both, a rich history, and a great opportunity for the future,” said Lamb. “I embrace the challenge and can’t wait to get started.”

Last week Lamb hinted at the move when he left Louisville Fox affiliate WDRB by saying in part, “…I have been made an offer to run a television station in a top 10 market and I couldn’t turn down the challenge.”

In addition to being president and GM of WDRB, Lamb was VP of Block Communications Broadcast Group, where he oversaw the operations of eight television stations in three markets.

Lamb began his career working various sales positions in Flint, Mich. and Nashville, Tenn. After working as general sales manager at WBRC in Birmingham, Ala., Lamb worked his way to the same position at WPLG in Miami. He served as VP and GM of WMBD in Peoria, Ill. before being named President and GM of WDRB in 2002.

Cook has worked as VP and GM of KTTV-KCOP since August of 2015.

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