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07 Apr 2016

A. Daniel Cates Named Vice President and General Manager of WCSC

A. Daniel Cates has been named Vice President and General Manager of WCSC-TV, Raycom Media's CBS affiliate in Charleston, SC.

Cates joins WCSC having recently worked as Vice President and General Manager of WJHL in Johnson City, TN.

"Dan has an exemplary background in audience development in both broadcast and digital platforms," said Don Richards, Raycom Media Group Vice President. "He is also well versed in coastal markets having spent a great deal of his career along the Gulf Coast."

Cates stated, "I can't tell you just how excited I am at the opportunity to be a part of the wonderful team at WCSC. I look forward to becoming a part of the Charleston community." Cates continued, "WCSC will continue the rich history of Live 5 News while being a valuable partner to our broadcast and digital clients looking to grow their business in Charleston and the surrounding communities we serve."

Cates career began as a reporter in Tuscaloosa, AL, he went on to WBRC and WBMA in Birmingham, AL. Cates spent 10 years as the News Director in Mobile, AL, moving to Director of Digital Content at WSPA/WYCW in Spartanburg, SC and then as Vice President and General Manager of WJHL.

Cates personal work and the teams he has led, have consistently been recognized and awarded Emmys, Edward R. Murrow and Associated Press Awards for Excellence in Journalism, Investigative Reporting and Best Newscast throughout his career.

Cates is on the Board of Directors for the United Way of Washington County, Second Harvest Food Bank of North East Tennessee, Spine Health Foundation and Tennessee Association of Broadcasters. Cates is a graduate of Troy State University.

Cates and his wife Lori have 3 adult children. His first day at WCSC will be Thursday, April 21st.