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19 May 2016

Josh Young Named Vice President and General Manager of KWES-TV/KTXC-FM

Josh Young has been named Vice President and General Manager of KWES-TV/KTXC-FM, Raycom Media’s NBC affiliate in Midland/Odessa, TX.

Young spent the last 16 years at KCBD-TV (NBC) in Lubbock, TX. The last 11 years of those, he was the Director of Marketing. Young served on the Raycom Media Marketing Advisory Board for several years, and he was a member of a key advisory group that was instrumental in onboarding several new stations in Texas and Oklahoma to Raycom Media.

“Josh proved himself to be a leader during his tenure at KCBD,” said Brad Streit, Raycom Media Group Vice President. “What makes Josh's appointment to General Manager particularly fitting is his background with all the Texoma stations, especially KWES. That makes him uniquely qualified to take on this new position.”

“My family and I are looking forward to making the Midland/Odessa area our home,” said Young. “NewsWest 9 has a long standing history of serving the Permian Basin. I am honored to join the team and to be able to continue that tradition of serving our viewers while providing valuable partnerships for our digital and broadcast clients.”

Young is a native Texan. He’s from Abilene, Texas. Young attended Texas Tech University; graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Advertising and a minor in Marketing. He and his wife have one son.