ATLANTA — Jan. 12, 2012 –- Channel 2 WSB-TV Vice President and General Manager Tim McVay named Marian Pittman to the post of Station Manager for WSB-TV. Pittman has served as News Director for the station for the last five years. In her new post, Pittman will be more involved in the overall strategic decision making for the direction of the station, according to McVay. She will oversee news, programming, public affairs, and engineering for WSB-TV.
“Marian will provide strategic direction as we all work together to position Channel 2 for the future,” said McVay. “We want to take advantage of the tremendous opportunities we have with Cox Media Group’s assets in the Atlanta market. Marian is the perfect leader to take on this new role. She will remain an important leader for our news operation as she adds her support, creativity and leadership to other key areas of the television station and CMG.”
Pittman has worked for Cox for 23 years, starting at WSOC-TV in Charlotte. From there she moved to WHIO-TV in Dayton. She came to WSB-TV as a news producer and rose to Senior Executive News Producer before moving to WFTV in Orlando as Assistant News Director. She returned to WSB-TV as News Director in 2006.
“This is an exciting opportunity,” said Pittman. “We’ll be working hard to maintain Channel 2’s number one position and history of excellence in the Atlanta market. We will remain a strong community leader and build for the future as our industry evolves. I’m honored to be part of such an outstanding team here at WSB-TV.”
McVay named Mike Dreaden, who has served as Channel 2’s Managing Editor for 13 years, as News Director. Dreaden, a veteran broadcast journalist, honed his skills as an award winning news manager while working in New York City and Miami prior to joining WSB-TV in 1998.
“Mike has shown us he is a top flight news manager and will provide continuity of leadership within our newsroom,” said McVay. “We have tremendous confidence in Mike’s leadership, editorial judgment and knowledge of what it takes to be WSB-TV’s news director.
“Both Marian and Mike’s promotions are examples of CMG’s ability to tap existing talent for key leadership roles,” said McVay. “We’re so fortunate to have such depth of experience and leadership at this television station.”
About Channel 2 WSB-TV The ABC Affiliate is part of Cox Media Group and ranks as Atlanta’s number one local television station. The station also operates its website, wsbtv.com, its mobile site, wap.wsbtv.com, and airs MeTV on its digital channel 2.2.
About Cox Media Group
Cox Media Group, Inc. is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company that includes the national advertising rep firms of Cox Reps. With $1.8 billion in revenue, the company operations include 15 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, 85 radio stations, eight daily newspapers and more than a dozen non-daily publications, and more than 100 digital services. Additionally, CMG owns and operates Valpak, one of the leading direct marketing companies in North America. For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at www.coxmediagroup.com.