The Meredith station group has named a new president and chief operating officer, with the appointment of Tom Harty to the post coming as Chairman and CEO Steve Lacy moves closer to retirement. B&C reports that the move is “part of Meredith’s plan to have a corporate-prepped leader in place” to succeed Lacy.
Harty has been serving as president of the company’s national media group.
“In his new role, Harty will oversee Meredith’s national and local media groups, the latter of which runs the company’s 17 TV stations in markets including Atlanta, Phoenix and St. Louis, the company announced Thursday,” B&C reports. “Harty will continue to report Lacy, who will focus more on long-term strategy, business expansion and acquisition activities, Meredith said.”
Jon Werther, who is currently president of Meredith Digital, will become national media group president.