Steve Carlston Named GM of Los Angeles Fox Owned Stations

By Kevin Eck 

Steve Carlston has been named senior vice president and general manager of the Fox duopoly in Los Angeles, which consists of KTTV Fox 11 and KCOP My13.

“We were fortunate that someone with Steve’s exceptional track record and knowledge of L.A. was available,” said Jack Abernethy, chief executive officer of Fox Television Stations. “The fact that he worked at Fox before is also a win.”

Carlston recently spent 11 years as president and general manager of Los Angeles NBC owned station KNBC. Prior to that, Carlston held the roles of vice president and general manager of KUTV in Salt Lake City, president and chief operating officer of Vegas TV, executive vice president of Affiliate Relations and Marketing for the UPN Network.


He was the chief operating officer for SF Broadcasting, where he managed Fox stations as part of the then Savoy Fox partnership. Carlston also served as vp and gm of Fox-affiliated Salt Lake City station KSTU, and as executive director for Buena Vista Television Syndication owned by The Walt Disney Company. He started his broadcasting career in sales for Katz Communications as an account executive and later, as a sales manager, and then served as both national and local sales manager for WTAE, in Pittsburgh.

“I am thrilled to be joining Jack and the team at KTTV to continue the station’s tradition of excellence and build upon its legacy of news and programming,” said Carlston.