Jan. 3, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBGI) announced that
has been named General Manager of WPGH-TV (FOX 53) and WPMY-TV
. Mr. Lapiana succeeds
, Group Manager, who is assuming additional regional television station oversight. The announcement was made by
, Chief Operating Officer of Sinclair's television group.
In making the announcement, Mr. Marks said, "We are excited to promote Jim and provide him this opportunity in
, one of our larger and original markets. During his years at the stations, Jim has led the sales effort and more recently assumed station management responsibilities as Alan's role in the Company expanded. We look forward to building on his successes."
"I am thrilled and excited to lead the stations and serve in a higher capacity,
. "The stations are an integral part of the
community, and I look forward to continuing our focus of meeting viewers' needs and helping our local businesses spread their messages."
Mr. Lapiana most recently and since 2001 served as Director of Sales for WPGH and WPMY. Prior to that and from 1998, he was the General Manager of WPXT in
, ME. From 1994 to 1998, Mr. Lapiana was the General Manager of WRDC and WLFL in the
market, two stations owned by Sinclair. Prior to that, he served in various sales management roles at various stations, including Director of Sales, National Sales Manager, and Account Executive. Mr. Lapiana attended
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies, owns and operates, programs or provides sales services to 87 television stations in 47 markets. Sinclair's television group is affiliated with all major networks and reaches approximately 27% of all U.S. television households. For more information, please visit Sinclair's website at
SOURCE Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.