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Karpowicz Joins Meredith from LIN

Feb 7, 2005  •  Post A Comment

Meredith Corp. Monday named Paul Karpowicz president of the company’s broadcasting group, filling a position open since October, when the company fired Kevin O’Brien.

Mr. Karpowicz joins Des Moines, Iowa-based Meredith from LIN TV Corp., where he spent more than 25 years, eventually becoming VP of television. Mr. Karpowicz starts Feb. 14 and will report to Stephen Lacy, Meredith’s president and chief operating officer.

At LIN, Mr. Karpowicz will be replaced by Scott Blumenthal and Ed Munson, two regional VPs who will share the title of co-VP of television. Mr. Blumenthal previously was regional VP for the Midwest, while Mr. Munson was previously regional VP for the East Coast.

Mr. Karpowicz started his broadcasting career in 1976 at a LIN-owned radio station in St. Louis before moving into television in 1979 at then Pulitzer-owned WLNE-TV in Providence, R.I., where he ascended to VP and general manager. He rejoined LIN in 1989 as president and general manager of WISH-TV in Indianapolis before being promoted to LIN’s VP of television in 1994.