Corsini Departs KCBS, KCAL, McClenahan In

Aug 20, 2008  •  Post A Comment

Don Corsini will be leaving his post as president and general manager of CBS-owned KCBS-TV and KCAL-TV in Los Angeles at the beginning of the year.
Mr. Corsini, who took over the stations in May 2002, will be succeeded by Patrick McClenahan, who was the duopoly’s founding senior VP and station manager at CBS 2 and KCAL 9.
“In Patrick, we have one of the brightest, most creative executives in our group,” Tom Kane, president and CEO of CBS Television Stations, said in Wednesday’s announcement. “He’s a native Southern Californian who knows these stations and the community very well, and has earned the trust and respect of everyone at KCBS and KCAL.”
Mr. McClenahan oversaw the merger of the two stations’ operations, the planning and construction of the stations’ new home at the Studio City Broadcast Center and of the state-of-the-art HD television facility, and the negotiation of KCAL’s long-term broadcast rights agreements with both the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Dodgers.
There is unconfirmed talk that Mr. Corsini may be headed for Tribune’s KTLA-TV in Los Angeles in a station leadership and/or group programming capacity.
A Tribune spokesperson declined to comment.
[Editor: Gilbert]
(Edited at 4:25 p.m. ET to change headline.)

One Comment

  1. What? No golden parachute ‘severance package?’
    Somehow I get the feeling he won’t starve.
    That’s the way showbiz works.
    I should know, I got kicked out without notice, warning, OR ‘severance.’

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