CHAMPAIGN, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sinclair Broadcast Group announced that Robert P. Richardson has been named Vice President and General Manager of WICS/WICD in Champaign, Springfield, and Decatur, IL. He will also be responsible for oversight of providing services to WRSP/WCCU and WBUI in the market.
Richardson joins Sinclair from KERO in Bakersfield, CA where he was the Senior Director of Sales, Local and Digital Sales.
In making the announcement, Rob Weisbord, Sinclair’s Chief Operating Officer and President of Broadcast said, “Robert is a proven leader, with over 20 years of experience developing sales strategies and driving revenue for broadcast and digital media. We are excited to have him at the helm in Champaign, Springfield, and Decatur.”
Richardson has held several executive leadership positions throughout his career, including General Manager/Director of Sales at KABZ, KKPT and KHLR in Little Rock, Vice President of Sales at WFLA/WTTA in Tampa, and Director of Sales at KARK, KARZ, KRLT and KASN in Little Rock.
“I am looking forward to joining the team of talented media professionals in Springfield, Champaign, and Decatur," said Richardson.
Richardson holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. The former Vice President of Communications at the University’s Mass Communication Department Alumni Association, he currently sits on the Professional Advisory Board of Directors of UALR’s Mass Communication Department.
Sinclair Inc., (Nasdaq: SBGI) is a diversified media company and a leading provider of local news and sports. The Company owns, operates and/or provides services to 185 television stations in 86 markets affiliated with all the major broadcast networks; owns Tennis Channel and multicast networks Comet, CHARGE! and TBD; and owns and provides services to 21 regional sports network brands. Sinclair’s content is delivered via multiple platforms, including over-the-air, multi-channel video program distributors, and the nation’s largest streaming aggregator of local news content, NewsON. The Company regularly uses its website as a key source of Company information which can be accessed at www.sbgi.net.