TEGNA Names Sacramento GM

By Kevin Eck 

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Risa Omega has been promoted to president and GM of TEGNA-owned Sacramento ABC affiliate KXTV.

Omega, who is the director of sales, takes over for Maria Barrs, who is retiring.

“Under Risa’s leadership, the sales team at KXTV has always achieved great results and I know she will employ those leadership skills throughout the station and across the Sacramento community,” said Dave Lougee, president of TEGNA Media. “Risa knows the greater Sacramento area better than anyone and her background and innovative approach will benefit our terrific team at KXTV and the consumers and businesses they serve.”

She started at KXTV as an account executive 26 years ago and was named local sales manager in 1999. She was named director of sales in 2010.