WNCT 9 On Your Side names John O. Lewis Vice President and General Manager

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – WNCT 9 On Your Side and Eastern North Carolina’s CW today announced the promotion of John O. Lewis to Vice President and General Manager, effective immediately.

Mr. Lewis most recently served as the stations’ General Sales Manager for the last four years, helping to grow ratings and revenue.  Prior to that role, he was the Local Sales Manager for WNCT and Eastern North Carolina’s CW.

Commenting on the announcement, Media General’s Chief Operating Officer Deborah A. McDermott, said: “Johnny has proven himself to be a great leader with his extensive knowledge not only in sales, but across all departments, and especially of Eastern North Carolina.  He is a terrific champion for the local community and very deserving of this promotion.”

“I am thrilled about my new role and grateful for the opportunity,” said Mr. Lewis. “We have an outstanding team and we will continue to work hard every day to champion the local community and be viewers’ and advertisers’ first choice on all screens.”

Mr. Lewis began his career as an Account Manager for WDBD-TV in Jackson, MS, before being promoted to Local Sales Manager. He has also served in sales management positions at KLAX-TV in Alexandria, LA, KTVE-TV in Monroe, LA and General Manager of WFXI-TV in New Bern, NC. He is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi.

About WNCT: WNCT-TV 9 On Your Side and Eastern North Carolina’s CW are the CBS and CW affiliates serving Greenville, New Bern, Washington, Jacksonville areas of Eastern North Carolina.  WNCT is On Your Side producing over 31 hours of news every week that airs on WNCT and Eastern North Carolina’s CW.

WNCT is always On Your Side on air and online at http://www.wnct.com.

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