LIN Media Announces Kristina Lockwood's Return to KHON-TV in Honolulu, HI as President & General Man
Mar 5th 2013 11:36AM
Updated Mar 5th 2013 11:44AM
LIN Media Announces Kristina Lockwood's Return to KHON-TV in Honolulu, HI as President & General Manager
PROVIDENCE, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- LIN Media (NYS: TVL) , a local multimedia company, today announced the appointment of Kristina Lockwood as President and General Manager of KHON-TV, the local FOX affiliate, and KHON-D2, the CW local affiliate, in Honolulu, HI.
Kristina Lockwood, President & General Manager at KHON-TV in Honolulu, HI (Photo: Business Wire)
Ms. Lockwood returns to the station after having served as National Sales Manager in 2004. Most recently, she was Director of Sales Statewide at Cox Media's California division. During her six-year tenure, she led the sales teams to achieve high levels of performance, managed several key client relationships and focused on driving core revenues, increasing digital revenues, growing market share, and developing talent. Prior to that, Ms. Lockwood spent over a decade in sales management positions at local television stations in the Honolulu market, including National Sales Manager of KITV-TV, the local ABC affiliate, General Sales Manager of KGMB-TV, the local CBS affiliate, and National Sales Manager of KHON-TV, where she increased national business sales for one of the top television stations in the market. In 1999, she received her Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Hawaii Pacific University in Honolulu.
Ms. Lockwood will report to Scott Blumenthal, LIN Media's Executive Vice President Television. In announcing the appointment, Mr. Blumenthal said, "We are excited to have Kristina back at KHON-TV. She is an outstanding broadcast executive with strong roots in Honolulu. Her unique blend of sales experience in both television and digital media, leadership skills and strong relationships make her an ideal candidate for this position and for advancing our key initiatives."
"I am thrilled to be returning to KHON-TV and the island that I have called home for many years," said Ms. Lockwood. "This is a terrific opportunity to work for a company that is committed to investing in its people, products and community. I am eager to work with the talented staff at KHON-TV and apply my forward-thinking approach to sales, news and community involvement to lead KHON-TV and KHON-D2 to new levels."
About LIN Media
LIN Media is a local multimedia company that operates or services 43 television stations and seven digital channels in 23 U.S. markets, along with a diverse portfolio of web sites, apps and mobile products that make it more convenient to access its unique and relevant content on multiple screens.
LIN Media's highly-rated television stations deliver important local news and community stories along with top-rated sports and entertainment programming to 10.5% of U.S. television homes. The Company's digital media operations focus on emerging media and interactive technologies that deliver performance-driven digital marketing solutions to some of the nation's most respected agencies and brands. LIN TV Corp. is traded on the NYSE under the symbol "TVL".
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