Raycom Media, one of the largest privately owned broadcasters in the U.S., announced today that Senior Vice President Pat LaPlatney will succeed Paul McTear as President and Chief Executive Officer. The announcement comes after McTear announced he will retire at the end of June after being with the company from its inception in 1997 and serving as CEO since 2001.
The company also announced the promotion of Senior Vice President Susana Schuler to Executive Vice President Content & Operations.
LaPlatney has been with Raycom since 2007, having joined to launch the company’s digital media strategies and initiatives.
“LaPlatney now oversees all revenue for the company along with the company’s growing digital ventures like the December 2015 acquisition of PureCars as well as production businesses including Raycom Sports, Tupelo Honey Productions, RTM PowerNation and WebStream Productions,” the company said in its announcement.
Raycom Media owns and/or provides services for 62 television stations in 42 markets and 20 states.