WTVC Channel 9 To Serve As Master Control Hub For Charleston, Greensboro/Winston-Salem Markets; Staff Beefed Up

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

WTVC Channel 9 is beefing up its staff in several areas.

With the purchase of WTVC by Sinclair Broadcast Group, the station operations have been expanded to serve as a master control hub for two additional markets – Charleston, S.C., and Greensboro/Winston-Salem, N.C. To support the increased master control responsibilities, several new positions have been added to WTVC. 

Bob Bailey takes the reigns as newly created master control operations manager. Six new operators have also been added to the operations team: Phillip Booker, Jay Pride, Geoff McRae, Jaime Mills, Jim Boofer, and Kevin Brasher. This team is responsible for managing the on air content of five TV stations and their digital channels – eight broadcast signals total.

In the sales department, Angie Bryant has been hired as local sales manager. A native of Chattanooga, Ms. Bryant has worked in media sales for the last decade, most recently as director of sales for four of Cumulus Media’s local radio stations. She enjoys being active and is a former certified personal trainer.

Varion Walton has joined the team as assistant news director. She has worked behind the camera as a producer and on air as both a reporter and an anchor in Mobile and Huntsville. She has also run her own small business. “We are excited to have Varion on the team,” said News Director Tom Henderson. “We’re confident her leadership will be an enormous benefit to both our staff and our viewers.”

Briona Arradondo joins the news team as a multi-media journalist. A native of Atlanta, she earned her undergraduate degree at Berry College and her master’s at American University in Washington, D.C. Before coming to WTVC, she worked as a reporter at WTOV in Southeast Ohio.

The news team has also added Photographer Mikey Fuller and Producer Teddy Jones.

Bryan Moynihan joins the marketing department of WTVC as the new graphic artist. A native of Massachusetts, he earned his design degree from Champlain College in Burlington, Vt. For the last five years, he worked at WFFF Fox 44 in Burlington, as their motion graphics designer.



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