Media General Names WJHL GM

By Kevin Eck 

Kenny Lawrence has been named GM of Media General’s Johnson City, Tenn. ABC and CBS affiliate WJHL.

Lawrence takes over for Dan Cates who left for Raycom’s Charleston, S.C. station WCSC in April.

“With a wealth of large market experience in cities such as Boston, Los Angeles and Atlanta, Kenny is a great addition to the team at WJHL” said Deb McDermott, Media General’s svp and COO. “He is a strategic and innovative thinker with a long history of success. I look forward to him beginning his new role at WJHL and helping the station achieve new levels of success.”


Lawrence has spent the last two years as GM of KLFY in Lafayette, La. He’s also worked at WGCL in Atlanta, WBZ in Boston and as creative director at Warner Bros. Production.