Dan Mellon To Oversee WJLA-TV and NewsChannel 8 In D.C.
August 19, 2014
BALTIMORE—Sinclair Broadcast Group
announced that Dan Mellon will be the general manager of ABC affiliate WJLA-TV,
and local cable news network, NewsChannel 8, in the Washington D.C. market. The
company also announced that Tony D’Angelo has been promoted to general manager
of ABC affiliate WSYX-TV in the Columbus, Ohio
market. D’Angelo will also be responsible for the oversight of
Fox affiliate WTTE-TV, which is programmed by Sinclair under a local marketing
agreement, and will oversee sales and other non-programming related
services of The CW affiliate WWHO-TV pursuant to a joint sales and shared services
agreement. The announcement was made by Steve Marks, co-chief operating officer of Sinclair’s television group.
Mellon has served as group manager of Sinclair’s stations since
2006. From 2005 to 2006, he was general manager at
WSYX and responsible for the
oversight of WTTE. He also oversaw the sales and other
non-programming related services of WWHO. Prior to that, he served as general manager of Sacramento, Calif., CBS affiliate, KOVR-TV, a station Sinclair owned from 2001 to
2005. From 1998 to 2001, he was general manager for
WUCW-TV, Sinclair’s CW affiliate in Minneapolis.
From 1994 to 1998, Mellon served as director of sales and as national sales manager for various CBS television station groups. Prior
to that and since 1985, Mellon worked for several companies where he
served as sales manager and account executive. Mellon holds a
Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Pace University in New York.
D’Angelo has served as director of sales at WSYX, WTTE
and WWHO in Columbus since 2003. Prior to that, and from
1996, he served in various sales management positions with Sinclair stations in
including general sales manager at WTTE from 1996 through 2003. From
1993 to 1996, he was the national and local sales manager at WFSB-TV, the CBS station in Hartford, Conn. D’Angelo
has a Bachelor
of Science degree from Ohio University, College of Radio and Television.
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