Gehring Named Vice President of Research for Emmis Television

Gehring Named Vice President of Research for Emmis Television

Indianapolis…Emmis Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: EMMS) today announced that Sandi Gehring has been named Vice President of Research for Emmis Television.

As Vice President of Research, Gehring will be responsible for overseeing Emmis Television’s relationship with Nielsen Research, as well as working with the stations to enhance their usage of Nielsen information. She will also work with the stations in developing, implementing and analyzing their strategic and tactical proprietary research.

“We are delighted to bring to our company an individual of Sandi’s talent and breadth of experience,” said Randall D. Bongarten, President of Emmis Television. “Sandi will make a considerable contribution to the integration of the division’s strategic and perceptual research tools.”

For the last three years, Gehring has been Manager of Marketing/Brand Development at Frank Magid and Associates. Before that, she was President and General Manager for WTKR-TV in Norfolk. Her prior experience includes marketing and operations management positions at WRC-TV, Washington, D. C.; KTSP-TV, Phoenix; KSTP-TV, Minneapolis; and CNN.

A graduate of the University of Nebraska, Gehring assumes her new responsibilities on July 5 at Emmis’ Orlando facility.

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Emmis Communications is an Indianapolis-based diversified media firm with radio broadcasting, television broadcasting and magazine publishing operations. Emmis Television’s 16 stations include: WKCF-TV, WB 18 in Orlando, FL; KOIN-TV, CBS 6 in Portland, OR; WVUE-TV, FOX 8 in New Orleans; KRQE-TV, CBS 13 in Albuquerque, NM; WSAZ-TV, NBC 3 in Huntington/Charleston, WV; WALA-TV FOX 10 and WBPG-TV WB 55 in Mobile, AL/Pensacola, FL; KSNW-TV, NBC 3 in Wichita, KS; WLUK-TV, FOX 11 in Green Bay, WI; KGUN-TV, ABC 9 in Tucson, AZ; KGMB-TV, CBS 9 and KHON-TV, FOX 2 in Honolulu; KMTV-TV, CBS 3 in Omaha, NE; WFTX-TV, FOX 4 in Ft. Myers, FL; KSNT-TV, NBC 27 in Topeka, KS; and WTHI-TV, CBS 10 in Terre Haute, IN.

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