WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – KSNW News is pleased to announce the appointment of Steve South as President and General Manager of KSNW-TV. South was promoted to this position after serving as General Sales Manager for Media General’s WLNS and WLAJ, the local CBS, ABC and CW affiliates in Lansing, MI, since 2013.
While serving as General Sales Manager at WLNS and WLAJ, South lead an effort to rebuild the sales teams of the CBS, ABC and CW affiliates, resulting in significant market share growth. Prior to serving as General Sales Manager for WLNS and WLAJ, South held various positions in the media industry, including Chief Operating Officer – Director of Business Development at Bott Radio Network, Marketing Consultant at Time Warner Cable, General Sales Manager for KTNV-TV in Las Vegas, and Vice President – Station Manager at KAKE-TV in Wichita.
It’s a return home for South, who began his career with KSNW’s Garden City station, KGLD, now known as KSNG-TV after receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism from University of Kansas.
“My wife and I are very excited to be returning home to Kansas and near our family,” said South. “I’m excited as well for the opportunity to work alongside the professionals at KSN who are so committed to serving the community.”
“Steve’s proven track record of leadership, team building and excellence will be key to continuing the growth and success at KSN,” notes Deb McDermott, Media General’s Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “Steve has done a commendable job as General Sales Manager at WLNS and WLAJ. I am confident the team will benefit greatly from and succeed with Steve’s leadership and wealth of experience.”
South begins his role as President and General Manager of KSNW on Monday, September 12, 2016.
KSN provides local news, NBC programming and syndicated entertainment to the viewers of Wichita and Western Kansas. KSN’s network of stations includes KSNW-3 (NBC), Wichita, Kansas (65th DMA); and satellite stations KSNG-11 (NBC), Garden City, Kansas; KSNC-2 (NBC), Great Bend, Kansas; and KSNK-8 (NBC), Oberlin, Kansas. Visit KSN.com for more information.