JOHN L. (JACK) SANDER
Jack Sander is a 40-year veteran of the media industry and has worked for Belo since 1997. He was named vice chairman of Belo Corp. in February 2006. Previously, Sander served as president/Media Operations, a title he assumed in January 2004, with oversight of all Belo operating companies and its Capital Bureau in Washington, D.C. Sander serves on the Company's Management Committee. He joined Belo as executive vice president/Television Group and was promoted to executive vice president/Media Operations in January 2001.
A 1964 graduate of the University of Cincinnati, Sander began his career in television at WLWC-TV in Columbus, Ohio in 1965 and moved to WTOL-TV in Toledo in 1966. He served in various sales and sales management positions at WTOL until 1978, when he joined WDSU in New Orleans, Louisiana as station manager. Sander returned to Toledo in 1980 as general manager of WTOL.
In 1982, Sander joined KTSP-TV in Phoenix, Arizona, where he served as president and general manager until 1985. From 1985 until 1988, Sander was president of the Television Division of Taft Broadcasting, with responsibility for 12 television stations. Prior to joining Belo, Sander was general manager at WAGA-TV in Atlanta, Georgia, from 1988 until 1997.
Sander currently is a member of the board of directors of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), the Television Operators Caucus (TOC), and Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI). Sander served as chairman of the NBC Affiliate board in 2000-02, and was vice chairman of the FOX board in 1995 and 1996. In civic affairs, Sander has served on a number of non-profit boards and was the 1995 chairman of the Board of Directors for the United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta.