Antonitis Named KRON President, GM

Jul 20, 2004  •  Post A Comment

Mark Antonitis has been chosen to succeed Dino Dinovitz as president and general manager of KRON-TV, Young Broadcasting’s independent station in San Francisco. Although Mr. Dinovitz does not intend to retire until the end of this year, Mr. Antonitis’ appointment is effective immediately.

Deb McDermott, president of Young Broadcasting, said, “Mark is one of the most talented station executives in the country and his experience and ability to effectively run stations is well documented. He will also have the benefit of working closely with Dino, whose knowledge of the San Francisco market and KRON is exceptional.”

Mr. Antonitis had been president and general manager of Young’s KELO-TV in Sioux Falls, S.D., since 1996. The announcement said that under his leadership, KELO-TV’s revenue grew by more than 35 percent, operating income more than doubled and margins increased to almost 50 percent.

Before joining KELO, Mr. Antonitis was VP and news director of NBC-owned WMAQ-TV in Chicago. He also has held key broadcasting positions in Denver, St. Louis and New York.

A successor at KELO-TV will be named soon.