June 9, 2005
D.J. Wilson named president and general manager of KREM-TV and KSKN-TV in Spokane
Seattle, WA - D.J. Wilson has been named president and general manager of KREM-TV (CBS) and KSKN-TV (WB) in Spokane. She currently serves as vice president and assistant general manager of KING-TV (NBC), KONG-TV (IND) and NorthWest Cable News in Seattle/Tacoma. Wilson assumes her new duties this fall.
Dave Lougee, senior vice president for Belo's Northwest television station group that includes KREM and KSKN, said, "D.J. is an outstanding broadcast executive, whose leadership and energy will help us further solidify Belo's #1 market position in Spokane. She's a savvy sales and marketing professional, an outstanding business manager and a committed community leader. Her contributions have been pivotal in Belo's strong market growth in Seattle/Tacoma. D.J.'s experience in different markets around the country has helped her bring creative business development strategies to every assignment she's had at Belo."
Wilson assumed her most recent sales and marketing leadership role in Seattle in 2002. She has spent almost 21 years in the Seattle/Tacoma market during her 27-year career in television sales and marketing. Eight of those years were spent with KING, as vice president/sales and marketing and director/sales and marketing from 1998 to 2002 and as national sales manager and local sales manager from 1991 to 1995. Wilson spent 10 years with KIRO-TV in various sales management positions from 1982 to 1988 and 1974 to 1978. She has also worked as local sales manager at WJBK-TV in Detroit, national sales manager at WAGA-TV in Atlanta, and vice president/sales and marketing at WBRC-TV in Birmingham, AL.
Wilson is on the boards of the Boys & Girls Club of King County and the Pacific Mountain Affiliate of the American Heart Association, the sales advisory committee of the Television Bureau of Advertising and the advisory board for the Edward R. Murrow School of Communications at Washington State University. She is past vice president of the Seattle Advertising Federation and past president of the Marketing Communications Executives International (MCEI). She holds a bachelor's degree in communications from the Murrow School of Communications at Washington State University.
KING 5 is part of Belo Corp., one of the nation's largest media companies with a diversified group of market-leading television, newspaper, cable and interactive media assets. A Fortune 1000 company with 7,600 employees and $1.5 billion in annual revenues, Belo operates in some of America's most dynamic markets in Texas, the Northwest, the Southwest, Rhode Island, and the Mid-Atlantic. Belo owns 19 television stations, six of which are in the 15 largest U.S. broadcast markets. The Company also owns or operates seven cable news channels and manages one television station through a local marketing agreement. Belo's daily newspapers are The Dallas Morning News, The Providence Journal, The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, CA) and the Denton Record-Chronicle (Denton, TX). The Company also publishes specialty publications targeting young adults, affluent populations and the fast-growing Hispanic market, including Quick and al dia in Dallas/Fort Worth, and the d, El D and La Prensa in Riverside. Belo operates more than 30 Web sites associated with its operating companies. Additional information is available at www.belo.com.