Raycom Promotes WVUE GM to Group VP, Names Replacement

By Kevin Eck 

raycom_304Sandy Breland has been named Group Vice President for Raycom Media.

Breland was named successor to current Group VP Leon Long, who retires at the end of January. Breland will be replaced by KFVS-WQWQ GM Tim Ingram as GM of Raycom’s New Orleans FOX affiliate WVUE.

Breland was named GM at WVUE in December 2013. She joined Raycom in July 2008 when she was hired as VP and GM of WAFB-WBXH in Baton Rouge, La. She had been executive news director at New Orleans CBS affiliate WWL.

Paul McTear, Raycom president and CEO, said, “With the retirement of Leon, we are fortunate as a company to be able to turn to one of our own leaders to fill this role. Sandy has time and time again proven herself to be a strong and competent leader. With her knowledge and expertise we continue to raise the bar of success for our stations and our company.”

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