Lyle Schulze has been named Vice President and General Manager of WIS-TV, the Raycom Media owned NBC affiliate in Columbia, S.C. Schulze previously held the position of Vice President and General Manager at WCTI/WFXI/WYDO in the Greenville/New Bern/Washington, North Carolina market since 2010.
Group Vice President Don Richards stated, "We feel very fortunate to be able to bring in Lyle with such a rich background and experiences to join and lead the team at WIS-TV."
Schulze stated, "I am excited about the opportunity to join WIS-TV and be a part of the heritage of such a great station. My wife Maureen and I look forward to living in and becoming a part of the wonderful community here in Columbia."
In addition to WCTI/WFXI/WYDO, Schulze's career also includes Corporate Vice President of Programming, Vice President and General Manager of KMIR/KPSE in Palm Springs, CA, Vice President and General Manager of WSYM in Lansing, MI, General Manager of WAZE in Evansville, IN and stops at KHWB and KPRC in Houston, TX, WJZY in Charlotte, NC, WCTV and WITI in Milwaukee, WI.
Schulze is also active in the community, currently serving on the boards of Twin Rivers YMCA in New Bern, the New Bern Chamber of Commerce and Craven County Community College.
Schulze and his wife Maureen have been married for 36 years, they have 3 adult sons, two presently serving our country in the United States Air Force as a scientist and engineer. The other is a Molecular Biologist with the Food and Drug Administration.