Hearst Television Promotes WPTZ General Manager to Fill WGAL Vacancy

By Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel 

There’s another shift of news leaders within the Hearst Television family.

Justin Antoniotti spent the past four years as president and general manager of WPTZ-WNNE, the Hearst Television duopoly of the NBC and CW affiliates serving the Burlington,Vt.-Plattsburgh, N.Y. market. Now he’s taking over as the leader of WGAL in Lancaster, Pa.

“Justin has done terrific work leading transformational initiatives at WPTZ and WNNE the past four years,” said Hearst Television president Jordan Wertlieb. “And his earlier experience leading a team producing impactful journalism which improved the lives of all Pennsylvanians clearly demonstrates his commitment to outstanding local broadcasting. Justin will be a great addition to a fantastic team at one of America’s best television stations and community servants.”

Recently, Kyle Grimes announced he would retire as WGAL’s general manager and president to lead WCVB in Boston.

Antoniotti was a news director at WTAE in Pittsburgh, prior to his time at WPTZ and before that as an assistant news director.

He’s led stations to news expansions and has received a number of honors, including a Peabody Award in 2010.