Debbie Bush has been named Vice President and General Manager of WXIX, the Raycom Media owned FOX affiliate in Cincinnati, Ohio. Bush is a familiar face within the Raycom family of stations as she has been the Vice President and General Manager for KOLD, the Raycom Media owned CBS affiliate in Tucson, Arizona and held the same position at WFIE, the Raycom Media owned NBC affiliate in Evansville, Indiana.
Senior Group Vice President Jeff Rosser stated, "Debbie has demonstrated her skills in Sales, Marketing and the many other aspects of running a big TV station, but her background is in television news." Rosser continued, "Prior to joining WFIE and Raycom Media, Debbie was an award-winning News Director for KSHB/KMCI in Kansas City. Her career in broadcasting has taken her to Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, Santa Barbara, Wichita, Topeka and Cedar Rapids, and now Cincinnati."
During Bush's tenure in Tucson, KOLD has improved and grown considerably. In nearly five years, Bush helped engineer a shared service agreement with Fox affiliate KMSB and My Network affiliate KTTU. Bush provided oversight for the remodeling of the KOLD studio building, transition to High Definition and growth of the KOLD Master Control, now the source of programming distribution for eight channels in the Tucson DMA, 3 for KOLD, 3 for KMSB, and 2 for KTTU.
Bush stated, "I'm excited to be heading to Cincinnati to join the dedicated men and women who work at WXIX, FOX 19. I am honored to work with our clients to form meaningful and strong partnerships that benefit them, their business and impact on our local economy. Cincinnati is such a vibrant city, my husband Scott and I are looking forward to making our home there and being a part of such a wonderful community."
Bush has always been very involved in the communities that her stations serve and is a member of the Arizona Broadcasters Association, Tucson's Leading Women in Business, Susan G. Komen Southern Arizona and the Boys and Girls Club.
Bush will take the reins of WXIX in early March as a search for her successor in Tucson is underway. Bush and her husband, Scott Cooper have been married for nearly 25 years.