WKYC Station Manager Upped to GM

By Kevin Eck 

Byrnes cropped WKYCMicki Byrnes, station manager for WKYC, has been named president and general manager of the Cleveland NBC affiliate.

Byrnes, who is married to former GM Brooke Spectorsky, started at WKYC in 1997 as director of marketing and promotions. She was named VP of Advertising and Promotions in 2000 and VP and station manager in 2014.

Gannett president of Broadcasting Dave Lougee said, “Micki is the perfect leader for our Cleveland operation. She is a natural leader who knows all facets of our business, and she has a passion for everyone at the station, and for that matter, everyone in Northeast Ohio.

According to Director’s Cut, Spectorsky will remain SVP managing all syndicated programming for Gannett. He also oversees three station markets.