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Sinclair Names Joni Rippen VP/GM of KHGI and KFXL

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 LINCOLN, Neb.—Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. has named Joni Rippen vice president/general manager of KHGI/ABC and KFXL/FOX in Nebraska’s Lincoln-Hastings-Kearney region. 

Rippen was most recently General Sales Manager at KHGI and KFXL.

In making the announcement, Rob Weisbord, Sinclair’s chief operating officer and president of broadcast, said, “Joni has deep roots and a long history of success in the Central and Western regions of Nebraska, with over 15 years of strong sales leadership at KHGI and KFXL. We are excited to elevate her to lead both stations as VP/GM.”

“For generations, my family and I have been blessed and proud to call Nebraska home,” added Rippen. “I am extremely excited and grateful to have the opportunity to take the next step as VP/GM and continue to lead our talented Sinclair KHGI/KFXL station team, as well as continue to serve our loyal viewers and local businesses across the communities of Central and Western Nebraska,” 

Prior to her role as general sales manager, Rippen served as local sales manager of KHGI and KFXL. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

George Winslow is the senior content producer for TV Tech. He has written about the television, media and technology industries for nearly 30 years for such publications as Broadcasting & Cable, Multichannel News and TV Tech. Over the years, he has edited a number of magazines, including Multichannel News International and World Screen, and moderated panels at such major industry events as NAB and MIP TV. He has published two books and dozens of encyclopedia articles on such subjects as the media, New York City history and economics.