Longtime KDKA General Manager Retires

By Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel 

After 39 years in broadcasting, including 29 years at KDKA, vice president and general manager Chris Pike announced he’s going to retire in mid-May.

“Under Chris’s leadership, KDKA has consistently been the market leader in Pittsburgh and one of the truly great TV stations in the country,” said Peter Dunn, CBS television stations president. “We are proud to have KDKA as one of the crown jewels of our station group and thankful for everything Chris has done to build on the station’s status as a legacy broadcaster while also growing our business on the digital platforms that will ensure the station’s continuing success.”

In 2014, Pike was named general manager of the year by Broadcasting & Cable.

“Leaving this great place will be a bittersweet experience, although I am confident my terrific friends and colleagues here will do a tremendous job of ensuring that the station continues to build on its great legacy,” Pike said.

Prior to joining CBS in 2004, Pike was the general manager at stations in Washington, D.C., Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and Norfolk, Virginia.