Thursday, June 20, 2013

WTSP | Florida cable exec named general manager

In a statement this morning, Corporate named Elliott Wiser general manager of WTSP in Tampa-St. Petersburg, Fla., where he succeeds Ken Tonning, who is retiring after 38 years with Gannett.

Wiser comes to the CBS affiliate from Florida cable TV company Bright House Networks, where he was vice president of local programming. He arrives as Corporate launches a major expansion into the TV business with the acquisition of Belo.


  1. Are there no reactions to the change in management at one of Gannett's largest broadcast properties? I read an article earlier today suggesting the Belo merger will cause Wall Street to view Gannett as a broadcast and new media company rather than a newspaper company. If that is becoming the case, this blog needs to retrench and begin focusing far less on Gannett's past and far more on its future.

    1. Agreed. I'm going to start paying much more attention to the TV industry than I have in the past.

    2. How will we see the difference? Will the anonymous hacks now decide they know TV, too?


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