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Tony Cassara is the new CEO of Young Broadcasting.
The company announced this week that Cassara, a current board member, would succeed longtime boss Vince Young, who resigned from the CEO post in March.
“Young Broadcasting is experiencing a terrific resurgence, having emerged from bankruptcy with the best balance sheet in the industry,” Cassara boasted in a press release. “I am proud to lead Young and look forward to expanding our opportunities for continued success.”
Cassara has decades of experience in the TV industry. In 1977, he joined KTLA and became the youngest general manager in the station’s history. He went on to oversee the expansion of Paramount Pictures’ Television Stations Group from 1993 to 2000, and eventually joined Chartwell Partners where he worked to grow Univision.
Deborah McDermott continues as president of Young, overseeing the company’s 10 stations.