Sinclair Promotes Joni Rippen to GM of Nebraska Duopoloy

By Kevin Eck 

Joni Rippen has been named vice president and general manager of Sinclair’s ABC and Fox affiliate KHGI-KFXL in Nebraska’s Lincoln-Hastings-Kearney region.

Rippen was the station’s general sales manager.

“Joni has deep roots and a long history of success in the Central and Western regions of Nebraska, with over 15 years of strong sales leadership at KHGI and KFXL,” said Rob Weisbord, Sinclair’s chief operating officer and president of broadcast. “We are excited to elevate her to lead both stations as VP/GM.”


“For generations, my family and I have been blessed and proud to call Nebraska home,” said Rippen. “I am extremely excited and grateful to have the opportunity to take the next step as VP/GM—and continue to lead our talented Sinclair KHGI/KFXL station team, as well as continue to serve our loyal viewers and local businesses across the communities of Central and Western Nebraska.”

Before working as gsm, Rippen served as local sales manager of KHGI and KFXL. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska at Kearney.