Scripps Hires Departing WISH GM

By Kevin Eck 

Les Vann, the GM of WISH in Indianapolis, Indiana has been hired by E.W. Scripps as GM of its Fort Myers Fox affiliate WFTX.

Vann, whose last day at WISH is Friday, announced he was leaving the Media General station in August. He starts September 12.

“Les possesses the very best qualities for a Scripps GM,” said Debbie Turner, vp of station operations for Scripps. “He embodies our mission to create a better-informed world while having the business acumen to be a strong partner with local businesses and community organizations. He also has tremendous interpersonal skills to build lasting relationships with community leaders. We see so much potential at WFTX Fox4, and the station is in a position to achieve ratings and revenue growth with Les at the helm.”


Before joining WISH, Vann was GM at WJCL-WTGS in Savannah. He worked at WKRC in Cincinnati before that.