Graham Media Group, the local media division of Graham Holdings Company (NYSE: GHC), has announced that Ashley Parker has been named vice president and general manager of KSAT, the ABC broadcast affiliate television station in San Antonio, Texas, effective Oct. 1.
Parker replaces Phil Lane, who was recently named vice president and general manager of KPRC.
Parker has held the role of general sales manager at KSAT since 2013. In her 19 years at the station, she has been local sales manager, digital sales manager and an account executive.
“Ashley has been an integral part of KSAT’s success, helping spearhead major station initiatives and driving KSAT to achieving greater revenue goals year after year,” said Catherine Badalamente, president and chief executive officer, Graham Media Group. “Her commitment to transforming the business and leading KSAT into the future, is, and has always been, a top priority.”
“I am honored and humbled to have this amazing opportunity to lead KSAT,” said Parker. “It has been a lifelong dream that is coming true. I am excited for the future of broadcast television and look forward to serving the San Antonio community through our relentless commitment at KSAT.”
Prior to joining KSAT in 2003, Parker was at KIII/ABC affiliate in Corpus Christi, and KRBC/NBC affiliate in Abilene, Texas. She is a member of the San Antonio Women Leaders Association.
About Graham Media Group:
Graham Media Group, a subsidiary of Graham Holdings Co. (NYSE: GHC), operates Graham Digital, Social News Desk and seven local media hubs — each in a top-75 market and all recognized as news leaders: KPRC–Houston, WDIV–Detroit and WSLS– Roanoke (NBC); KSAT–San Antonio (ABC); WKMG–Orlando (CBS); WJXT–Jacksonville (fully local), and WCWJ–Jacksonville (CW).
Based in Detroit, Graham Digital is a digital media and technology development group widely recognized as a leading industry innovator. Social News Desk, headquartered in Atlanta, provides its 2,500-plus worldwide newsroom customers with a single dashboard to publish, measure, curate and monetize local news content on social platform.
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