GM Leaving Norfolk’s WTVZ After Three Years

By Andrew Gauthier 

The Virginian-Pilot

Bill Scaffide, the general manager at WTVZ (Channel 33), left last week after three years in charge of the myNetworkTV affiliate.

“We’ve been gearing up for this,” Scaffide said Friday, as movers were emptying his house. “It was very amicable. We left on terrific terms.”


Scaffide said he’s transformed the station from a money-loser to a profit-maker. “Even this year, the worst year in the history of advertising, we’re going to be profitable here,” he said. “I’m extremely proud of the turnaround. I put a good team in place.”

An executive of Sinclair Broadcast Group, which owns WTVZ, did not return a phone call Friday.

Scaffide planned to leave Saturday for West Palm Beach, Fla., where he bought a house last year. “I’m done with the 9-to-5, five-days-a-week,” he said. More…