Today, Meredith announced Gary Brown will be the new vice president of news and marketing for the company’s local media group.
He will replace Patrick McCreery, who was recently promoted to executive vice president.
“Gary is one of the most respected leaders in local television news, and is known as a great innovator and strategist. Over his career he has led stations across the country to operations and ratings success,” said McCreery.
Brown most recently served as the vice president of talent development for the Napoli Management Group. There he represented more than 90 clients.
“I am thrilled to be returning to the Meredith Local Media Group,” said Brown. “Meredith has a strong station group with outstanding news and marketing teams. I look forward to working closely with our stations to build on that success.”
This is Brown’s second stint with the Meredith. He was the news director at WFSB in Hartford, Connecticut. He also served as news director for WTOV, WUPW, and WPRI. He was also the vice president of news for Newport Television where he oversaw 22 markets.
Meredith owns 17 stations reaching 11 percent of U.S. households. Brown starts his new role on March 19.