Hearst Names New GM for WXII

By Kevin Eck 

Butt WXIIHearst Television has named Michelle Butt president and GM of its Greensboro-Winston-Salem-High Point, N.C. NBC affiliate WXII.

Butt comes to WXII from Hearst’s Baltimore station WBAL, where she had been news director since 2003.

Butt was news director at WXII before coming to WBAL. She’s also worked at WTAE in Pittsburgh. Pa. and WRAL in Raleigh, N.C.

She takes over for Henry Price who was named president and GM of Hearst-owned WVTM in Birmingham, Ala.

“Michelle is a highly successful Hearst news executive and has done outstanding work for our company at three market-leading stations,” said Jordan Wertlieb, president of Hearst Television. “Her depth of experience and connection to the Triad area will enable us to continue to build upon WXII’s success as a leading provider of quality news and local programming.”