Sinclair Names John Manzi GM of Chico, Calif., Stations

By Kevin Eck 

John Manzi has been named vice president and general manager of Sinclair owned stations KRCR-KRVU-KUCO in Chico, Calif. He will also oversee Sinclair’s provision of services to Fox affiliate KCVU.

This is a move within Sinclair for Manzi, who was the vp and gm at the station group’s KSAS and KMTW in Wichita, Kan. He replaces Teansie Garfield, who retired.

“When we brought John to Sinclair to lead the stations in Wichita, we knew he would be a great addition to the executive team,” said Rob Weisbord, coo and president of broadcast for Sinclair. “He will now shift his leadership and business skills to Chico and we’re confident he will continue his track record of successfully growing the stations and their revenue.”


“I’m fortunate to be able to return to California and join the Northstate’s leading news team,” said Manzi. “I look forward to immersing myself into this beautiful landscape and to building on the stations’ stellar reputation in the community.”

Before working at KSAS-KMTW, Manzi has worked as president and general manager of KDOC in Los Angeles, vp and gm at KRCW in Portland, local sales manager at KWGN in Denver, and national sales manager at WUPL in New Orleans. He started his media career as an account executive for TeleRep in New York.