Monday, June 6, 2011

Tom Raponi to head KTVU/KICU

Tom Raponi, currently vice president and general manager of KICU and director of sales of KTVU and KICU today was named vice president and general manager of KTVU/KICU. 

Raponi will succeed Tim McVay who will become vp and gm of WSB in Atlanta. Raponi’s new role will be effective immediately. 

“Tom has been a part of the Bay Area community for 16 years. He’ll do an outstanding job leading KTVU to deliver the quality news, programming and sales excellence that our viewers and customers have come to expect,” said Jay O’Connor, group vice president of Cox Media Group, which owns KTVU and KICU.

Prior to his roles at KTVU/KICU, he was the general sales manager at KMOV in St. Louis. He also worked as the director of sales for WNYT in Albany, national sales manager and local sales manager of KCNC in Denver, and as a broadcast representative at KATZ Communications in New York. A native of New York, Raponi grew up in Queens and received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Communication Arts from St. John’s University. 

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