Scripps Names Jeff Kiernan GM of KTNV in Las Vegas

By Kevin Eck 

Jeff Kiernan has been named vice president and general manager for Scripps’ Las Vegas ABC affiliate KTNV.

Kiernan comes from WXYZ in Detroit, where he’s been the senior director of news since January 2021.

“Jeff is a veteran journalist dedicated to serving the community with enterprise, objective journalism,” said Local Media president Brian Lawlor. “With his experience leading large newsrooms, Jeff knows how to connect with the community on the issues that matter and build brands that will benefit our advertisers. His career path across multiple Scripps stations is a great example of the culture of employee growth and development we are cultivating at Scripps. We’re proud to have him step into this new role.”


While at WXYZ and WMYD, Kiernan led the news department’s implementation of Scripps’ content strategy across all media platforms. Before that, he worked at Scripps’ Milwaukee station WTMJ.

“I am very proud of what we were able to accomplish in Detroit—and I know the team there will continue to improve the lives of those it serves through its high-caliber reporting,” said Kiernan. “I look forward to continuing my Scripps journey in Las Vegas—and I am thankful to be given the opportunity to lead the great team at KTNV.”