Tegna Names Greg Retsinas GM of Portland Station

By Kevin Eck 

Greg Retsinas has been named president and general manager at KGW, Tegna’s NBC affiliate serving the Portland, Oregon area and southwest Washington.

Retsinas has been the news director at KGW for the past five years.

“Greg’s leadership at KGW has been distinguished by integrity, curiosity and accountability, qualities that have garnered the unwavering respect of the KGW team,” said Mark Cornetta, senior vice president of media operations for Tegna and president and general manager of KUSA. “His experience and commitment to serving the unique community that is Portland coupled with a proven track record of results make him the ideal steward to lead KGW into the future.”

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Before serving as news director, Retsinas was director of digital strategy, serving as the chief digital content and sales lead for the station from 2017-2019. He also concurrently served as a regional digital director for Tegna from 2018-2019, overseeing the digital content strategy and operations for eight Tegna stations in the western U.S. region. From 2014-2017, he was director of digital media at KGW. Before joining TEGNA in 2014, Retsinas worked in print and digital newsrooms for two decades, including 15 years with The New York Times Company in reporting and management positions.

“I am honored and excited to take on this leadership role at KGW, a station with a proven legacy of serving our community through our news, advertising, and community solutions,” said Retsinas. “Along with our talented team, I am proud to continue to help make a positive impact for those we serve. Innovation and authenticity have been our station’s hallmarks for decades, and as we look ahead, I’m eager to build on that success and lead the KGW team in creating a new, exciting future.”

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