"Doreen Wade has been named vice president and general manager of WSMV in Nashville, TV Spy reports.
The station is owned by Meredith. Paul Karpowicz, president of Meredith’s Local Media Group, said in a statement, "Doreen possesses extensive local experience and a successful track record in broadcasting management. She is a loyal and committed leader, and I have no doubt that she will mesh well with our dedicated employees at WSMV. These attributes, and her proven ability to increase ratings and grow revenues, makes her the right fit for Meredith and our important Nashville station."
Wade is very well known in broadcast circles, having been a past chairman of the CBS affiliates board. A veteran of a number of local stations, from 2002 until last November she was president of Freedom Broadcasting. She is also a board member of the National Association of Broadcasters.