DALLAS – Television company Belo Corp. (NYSE: BLC) announced today that Linda Danna has been named president and general manager of WHAS-TV, Belo’s ABC-affiliated station in Louisville, Kentucky. She will begin her new role on October 15, 2012. Danna most recently served as vice president and general manager of KGPE-TV in Fresno, California.
“Linda Danna is an outstanding leader who is keenly aware of the evolving media landscape and its emerging opportunities. She will embrace the continuously changing distribution platforms that ensure our content is delivered to audiences wherever and however they choose,” said Peter L. Diaz, Belo’s president/Media Operations.
Danna most recently served as vice president and general manager of KGPE-TV, a CBS-affiliated station in Fresno, California, from September 2008 to the present. Prior to that, she was a director of sales and interim general manager at WOAI-TV in San Antonio, Texas, and senior vice president and general manager at WWJ-TV and WKBD-TV in Southfield, Michigan. She also served as senior vice president and general manager of WUPA-TV in Atlanta, Georgia and general sales manager of KTXH-TV in Houston, Texas. Danna started her career in sales, holding the position of general manager for Seltel, Inc., a national television representation firm, and as local sales manager at KTXA-TV in Arlington, Texas. Early in her career, she served as an account executive of KHOU-TV, Belo’s CBS-affiliated station in Houston, Texas, and as an account executive at KFDM-TV, Belo’s former CBS-affiliated station in Beaumont, Texas. Danna holds a Bachelor of Science with a major in Radio Television and Film and minors in Political Science and Spanish from The University of Texas at Austin.
About Belo Corp.
Television company Belo Corp. (NYSE: BLC) owns and operates 20 television stations (nine in the top 25 markets) and their associated websites. Belo stations, which include affiliations with ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, and the CW, reach more than 14 percent of U.S. television households in 15 highly-attractive markets. Belo stations rank first or second in nearly all of their local markets. Additional information is available at www.belo.com or by contacting Paul Fry, vice president/Investor Relations & Treasury Operations, at 214-977-4465.