Following a promotion this week, Jerry Watson, the leader of Rochester’s KTTC-TV, is now in charge of six stations in five states.
Watson was named a regional vice president Monday by the Illinois-based Quincy Newspapers, Inc., which owns KTTC. QNI is a family owned media organization. The Oakley family organization owns 12 TV stations, two newspapers and two radio stations, while also operating KXLT-TV, the Fox affiliate in Rochester, under a joint sales and share services agreement.
That means in addition to his previous duties as vice president and general manager of KTTC as well as KTIV in Sioux City, Iowa, he now has oversight of NBC affiliates in Waterloo, Iowa; Bluefield, W. Va., and the Illinois stations in Quincy and Rockford.
Watson said he chose to remain based in Rochester. His Rochester base also reflects how the station has grown to be more prominent within the Quincy company. More…