Sinclair Names Jim Doty GM of WCYB in Tri-Cities

By Kevin Eck 

Jim Doty has been named vice president and general manager of WCYB and WEMT in the Tri-Cities region of Tennessee and Virginia.

Doty is replacing the retired Steve Flint and was most recently vp and gm at KERO in Bakersfield, Calif. Before that, he was the general manager at Sinclair station WJAC in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

“We are thrilled Jim is returning to Sinclair to oversee the stations in the Tri-Cities,” said Rob Weisbord, Sinclair’s chief operating officer and president of local media. “He has a proven record of successful station management, multi-media convergence selling experience and developing strong leadership teams, and we are looking forward to building on our momentum in the market.”


Doty has held several leadership positions, including gsm of KPTM and KXVO in Omaha, Nebraska, director of sales at WCIA and WCFN in Champaign, Illinois, WPTY and WLMT in Memphis, Tennessee, and local sales manager at KTKH in Houston, Texas and WTHM in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

“I am honored to lead the team at one of the most historic television stations in the country and excited to find all the Tri-Cities has to offer as I make it my home,” said Doty.