Doug Sutton has been named General Manager and General Sales Manager of WUPV-TV, the CW affiliate in Richmond, Virginia. Sutton previously held the position of General Manager for WHDF â€œThe Valleyâ€™s CWâ€ in Huntsville, Alabama since 2012.
Raycom Media Group Vice President Don Richards stated, â€œWe are very fortunate to find a person with so much pertinent leadership experience to lead CW Richmond.â€ Raycom Media provides services to WUPV in Richmond.
Sutton stated, â€œA top performing CW affiliate, coupled with my family's roots in North Carolina and Virginia, triggered my move back to the mid-Atlantic after so many great years in Alabama. I am truly honored to join such a dedicated, creative team that is committed to serving the community and our clients. Richmond and WUPV already feel like home.â€
Prior to WHDF, Sutton was the New Business LSM for WBMA ABC 33/40 in Birmingham, Alabama after moved moving from Raleigh, NC where he was the Director of Marketing and New Business Development for CW WLFL/WRDC. He started in the broadcast business as the Marketing/Community Relations Manager for WNCN NBC17 in Raleigh.
Sutton grew up in Raleigh and graduated from North Carolina State with a degree in Marketing and Communications.