Jennifer Howe MacDermott has been named Director of Sales for Sunbeam Television’s WHDH and WLVI in Boston. MacDermott has been with Sunbeam Television since 2004, most recently as Local Sales Manager for WHDH. Current NSM Morgan Guthrie has been named Local Sales Manager for the station. Meanwhile, account executive Tim O’Brien takes over as National Sales Manager. As of July 1, Jim Rogers will assume the position of Vice President and General Manager for WHDH and WLVI, as previously announced by Sunbeam Television. Rogers succeeds Paul Magnes, who has been promoted to Executive Vice President and General Manager of Sunbeam Television.
Veteran broadcaster Chris Pike will retire in mid-May following 39 years in the industry, including 29 years as a television stations general manager and the past 14 years as Vice President and General Manager of the CBS Television Stations group’s Pittsburgh properties, KDKA-TV, WPCW-TV and CBSPittsburgh.com. Pike will continue in this role until a successor has been named.