Pittsburgh CBS Station Names Vice President and General Manager

By Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel 

KDKA, the CBS station in Pittsburgh, Pa., has a new vice president and general manager.

Chris Cotugno will oversee KDKA, WPCW, CBSPittsburgh.com and CBSN Pittsburgh. He succeeds Jay Howell, who was promoted to president and general manager of the local CBS properties in Los Angeles.

“Chris has for many years been a major contributor to our continuing success in Pittsburgh, so it gives us great pleasure to recognize his talent and leadership abilities with this promotion,” said Peter Dunn, president of CBS Television stations. “We believe his deep roots in the market and strong relationships with clients, community partners and his colleagues will serve him well as he assumes responsibility for overseeing our legacy station in Pittsburgh and leading the expansion of our digital platforms.”


Cotugno has been with KDKA and WPCW for more than 17 years as the stations’ director of sales. His 22 years of experience in the Pittsburgh market also includes four years with WPGH and WCWB, where he held a number of sales management positions.

“It is a tremendous honor to be part of the KDKA and CBS/CW Pittsburgh family, so I feel extremely fortunate and excited to have the opportunity to lead our operations,” Cotugno said.