Larry Delia will join TEGNA Inc. as senior vice president of media operations effective upon the closing of TEGNA's acquisition of certain media properties from Dispatch Broadcast Group.
In this role, Delia, who is president at Dispatch Broadcast Group, will oversee a portfolio of TEGNA stations including WTHR, an NBC (US) affiliate in Indianapolis, and WBNS, a CBS (US) affiliate in Columbus, Ohio.
Michael Brouder will be named president and general manager of WTHR, also effective upon the closing of the deal. Brouder is director of marketing and creative services at WTHR.
TEGNA agreed to buy WTHR, WBNS and WBNS Radio from Dispatch Broadcast Group for $535 million in cash, structured as a stock purchase. The deal is expected to close in the third quarter.
WBNS will join TEGNA's WKYC, an NBC-affiliate in Cleveland, and WTOL, a CBS-affiliate in Toledo, in serving audiences and advertisers in Ohio.