Carol Rueppel is retiring after 17 years with FOX Television Stations.
“Carol has been a successful leader and respected colleague whose 17-year career with FOX is filled with many accomplishments,” FOX Television Stations CEO Jack Abernethy said in a statement. “We want to thank her for her many years of dedication and wish her much happiness in her retirement. I am disappointed that she is leaving us but respect her decision and she will be truly missed.”
Abernethy announced Rueppel’s replacement would be Sheila Oliver who is Director of Sales at KMSP-WFTC.
“Over the last 13 years with FOX, Sheila has proved herself as a results-driven, strategic and thoughtful executive,” Abernethy said. “She gets our business and understands what it takes to differentiate ourselves from our competitors.”
Before coming to KMSP 12 years ago, Oliver had been VP and GSM at Phoenix FOX owned stations KSAZ-KUTP. She had also worked as VP and GM of WCGV-WVTV in Milwaukee, Wisc., WTVR in Richmond, Va. and WUPW in Toledo, Ohio. She started her career in radio at WJLB in Detroit, Mich.
“The FOX Minneapolis team is passionate, smart and talented,” said Oliver. “I am very fortunate to have the opportunity to build on our success and lead the team to even greater heights in this challenging, complex television environment.”