Nashville General Manager Set To Retire

By Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel 

WSMV is searching for a new general manager and vice president.

Doreen Wade is retiring.

Wade announced she is leaving the Meredith-owned Nashville, Tennessee station on June 30th. She’s been there for six years.

“I have to say, this will go down as my favorite GM job and TV market,” said Wade. “I have made so many wonderful friends over the past six years at WSMV and in the Nashville community. WSMV has a rich history of award-winning journalism, unparalleled localism and devotion to community service, and I’m grateful to have had this opportunity to lead such a wonderful group of employees.”

According to a release, “During her tenure, Wade created and debuted a new lifestyle and entertainment program entitled Today in Nashville. It broadcasts out of the newly created Studio B, which was a labor of love for all involved. Earlier this year, WSMV aired a live telethon in Studio B that raised over $715,000 for the victims of the Pigeon Forge wildfires.”

This past year the NBC-affiliate brought home four regional Edward R. Murrow awards and five Emmys.

Wade began her career in television management at WLNE-TV in Providence, RI where she ultimately became the general manager.