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19 Aug 2014

Raycom Media Ups Ken Reiner to Vice President of Programming

Raycom Media is pleased to announce the promotion and appointment of Ken Reiner as Vice President for Raycom Media. The veteran television industry executive is currently Corporate Director of Programming for the group and will continue to be based out of Raycom’s Los Angeles programming offices. The promotion is effective September 1st.

Ken will oversee programming content, development strategies, syndication acquisitions, scheduling and budgeting for the media group which includes a diverse mix of ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CW, MNT and IND stations as well as the BOUNCE TV Network with a core base in the Southeast and Midwest Regions of the U.S. He will report to Susana Schuler, Senior Vice President of Content, Marketing & Programming. “We are thrilled to have within our ranks already such a proven leader and executive to take Raycom’s local and national programming efforts in new directions while continuing our strong partnership in the syndication community for launching and carrying winning shows on all platforms,” stated Susana Schuler.

Ken is a seasoned program executive overseeing content acquisitions and development for multiple media companies over the past 22+ years including; Tribune Broadcasting and Newport Television. “Ken was a natural choice for this position given his extensive background in programming and local station background. We have already seen a smooth transition after a successful 15 years with Mary Carole McDonnell leading Raycom Programming efforts. Ken is already active with the syndication community and that will only grow as he takes over as Vice President running our office in LA,” said Paul McTear, President and CEO of Raycom Media. Reiner has held a number of program management positions at both the local and corporate level beginning his career at Fox Toledo-WUPW-TV in Toledo, OH in programming and production/operations.