McDonald to South Florida for CBS Stations

Oct 30, 2006  •  Post A Comment

CBS Television Stations has moved Shaun McDonald from Detroit, where he ran CBS station WWJ-TV and CW station WKBD-TV, to South Florida.

Mr. McDonald will be president and general manager of CBS station WFOR-TV and MyNetworkTV affiliate WBFS-TV in Miami, as well as CW-affiliated WTVX-TV and Azteca America affiliate WWHB-LP and MyNetworkTV affiliate WTCN-LP, all serving the West Palm Beach area.

Mr. McDonald succeeds Brien Kennedy, who has left the company.

“We have a major presence in the South Florida market, and it takes someone with great energy, drive and discipline to oversee five stations at once. I’m confident Shaun is that person, and I look forward to working with him as we continue to grow our foothold in the region,” CBS Television Stations President and CEO Tom Kane said in Monday’s announcement.

Mr. McDonald has done two tours of duty with CBS-owned stations, including a stint as VP and general manager of WNDY-TV Indianapolis and WWHO-TV Columbus, Ohio, which were both sold to the LIN Television Group. He started his TV career as an account executive at WDCA-TV in Washington, D.C.