Indianapolis…Emmis Communications Corporation (Nasdaq: EMMS) today announced the promotion of Ken Selvaggi, news and marketing director of WSAZ-TV in Huntington, West Virginia, to Vice President/General Manager of Topeka’s KSNT-TV.
“Ken has distinguished himself as leader, helping to build WSAZ to the dominant market position in news and programming,” Randall Bongarten, President of Emmis Television, said. “We fully expect that he will bring that same drive, enthusiasm and strategic approach to Topeka.”
Selvaggi joined WSAZ-TV as news director in 1993, adding the title of marketing director in 2002. Prior to joining WSAZ, he worked as news director at WOWK-TV, also in Huntington (1991-93), with previous stops in Pittsburgh, Louisville, Clarksburg, WV, and Philadelphia.
Selvaggi, who has served on the Boards of the Radio-Television News Directors Association, the West Virginia Associated Press Broadcasters Association, the United Way and Big Brothers-Big Sisters, replaces Gary McNair, who announced his departure from KSNT in February.
Selvaggi, a Duquesne University graduate, begins his new position immediately.
Emmis Communications is an Indianapolis-based diversified media firm with radio broadcasting, television broadcasting and magazine publishing operations. Emmis Television’s 15 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 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. Emmis announced the acquisition of WBPG-TV in November of 2002. That transaction is expected to close in early March, 2003.