Mobile, Ala. (WALA) - WALA FOX10 and WFNA-TV announce that Gary Yoder has been appointed Vice President, General Manager of the FOX and CW affiliates in Mobile, AL/Pensacola, FL.
Most recently, Mr. Yoder was the Vice President, General Manager of WUPW-TV in Toledo, OH. During his sixteen years at WUPW-TV, he excelled in a variety of management positions, including Local Sales Manager, General Sales Manager and General Manager. Mr. Yoder is credited with helping to build brand recognition with advertisers, developing innovative sales strategies, and strengthening that station's news position across all platforms. In his new role that is effective immediately, Mr. Yoder will provide strategic direction, leadership and operational management for FOX10 and WFNA-TV.
"This is an exciting opportunity," said Mr. Yoder. "Our stations, web sites and digital platforms are in a very competitive position, which is a credit to our talented and dedicated staff, and we just completed extensive studio renovations in order to launch first-class high-definition newscasts."
"I am amazed by how genuinely kind and welcoming Gulf Coast residents have been towards me and my family," added Mr. Yoder. "I'm looking forward to rolling up my sleeves and becoming a part of this outstanding community."
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