In August of 2021, the Sinclair Broadcast Group named Franco Gentile the new Vice President and General Manager of KPTM. Furthermore, this means that he will be responsible for overseeing the provision of services to KXVO as well.
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In August of 2021, the Sinclair Broadcast Group named Franco Gentile the new Vice President as well as the new General Manager for KPTM (FOX) in Omaha, NE. As such, he is now responsible for the station’s routine operations. Furthermore, he will be overseeing the Sinclair Broadcast Group’s provision of services to KXVO (CW affiliate) as well. Combined, it is no exaggeration to say that Gentile will have a huge impact on its performance in Omaha, NE and its surroundings.
Education-wise, Gentile has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Towson University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Maryland. He started out in the Sinclair Broadcast Group in 2004. In those days, Gentile was a Local Account Executive for a couple of stations in Baltimore, MD. However, he proved his capabilities through his work, with the result that he was entrusted with starting up the Sinclair Broadcast Group’s Long Form Sales Division in Tampa, FL. Something that saw him bearing the title of Corporate Sales Development Manager. In more recent times, Gentile was a Local Sales Manager, a General Sales Manager, and then a Director of Sales in the Tampa, FL market. There, he was entrusted with the sizable responsibility of creating cross-product sales strategies while overseeing the sales management teams working in the area. Combined, these roles should make it clear that Gentile has risen up through the corporate ladder, meaning that this is the latest in a succession of ever-higher positions.
Of course, the Sinclair Broadcast Group has stated that Gentile brings with him a proven record of success in a couple of critical matters. One would be promoting growth in the market in which he is stationed. The other would be leading the people that he is responsible for. Considering his newfound roles, both promise to be important to say the least. The Sinclair Broadcast Group’s position in Omaha, NE is strong. However, there is always room for further improvement.As for the Sinclair Broadcast Group itself, it is a media company best-known for providing local news, local sports, and other local content. It does so through its TV stations, which operate in numerous markets situated throughout the United States. However, the Sinclair Broadcast Group has also taken a strong interest in providing its content through other methods, with examples ranging from digital platforms to over-the-air, multi-channel video program distributors.
ABOUT SINCLAIR BROADCAST GROUP
Sinclair is a diversified media company and leading provider of local sports and news. The Company owns and/or operates 23 regional sports network brands; owns, operates and/or provides services to 190 television stations in 88 markets; is a leading local news provider in the country; owns multiple national networks; and has TV stations affiliated with all the major broadcast networks. Sinclair Broadcast Group’s content is delivered via multiple platforms, including over-the-air, multi-channel video program distributors, and digital platforms. Sinclair regularly uses its website as a key source of Company information which can be accessed at sbgi.net
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