KIRO Gets New GM

By Kevin Eck 

Greg Bilte has been named vp and GM of Cox Media Group’s Seattle CBS affiliate KIRO.

“Greg is a proven leader, and I’m thrilled that we have such phenomenal internal talent like Greg to step into this critical leadership position in Seattle,” said CMG’s executive vp of Television Jane Williams. “I know he will build upon the momentum that the KIRO team has created over the last several years to super serve the Seattle community with news, weather, entertainment and valuable business opportunities.”

Starting December 5, Bilte takes over for Jay O’Connor who, in September, said he was leaving KIRO at the end of the year.


Bilte had been vp and GM of CMG’s KOKI-KMYT in Tulsa, Okla. for three years. He started his career in 1979 at KXLY in Spokane as an account executive. He moved on to TeleRep before working as a National Sales Manager at KTTV in Los Angeles and GSM at KTVU and KICU in the San Francisco Bay Area.