(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Clear Channel Television (CCTV) has promoted longtime general manager and regional vice president Donald D. Perry to executive vice president and chief operating officer, a new position. He will report to CCTV President and CEO William G. Moll, who will continue to set strategic direction for the division.
In his new role, Perry will oversee operations for the company's 40 television stations in the U.S. as well as the division's six regional vice presidents. He has served as vice president and general manager of San Antonio flagship WOAI-TV since 1996 and has been regional vice president of the Clear Channel Television's southwest region since 2002. The region comprises eight stations in San Antonio, Tulsa, Little Rock and Wichita.
"Don Perry has demonstrated the leadership, experience and wisdom required to lead our television stations at this important time," said Moll. "Don is a highly respected broadcast executive. His track record is rivaled only by the impressive job he's done in local, regional and industry positions. As we continue to move aggressively into high-definition broadcasts and creating innovative services for viewers, Don's judgment and expertise will be essential."
Perry is the immediate past chairman of Texas Association of Broadcasters, past chairman of New York State Broadcasters, a former member of the board of directors of the NBC Affiliates Association, held leadership positions on the board of directors of the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce and has extensive television station management experience in Albany, Denver and Nashville.
"This is a time of unprecedented change in the communications industry and I'm thrilled to be able to play a significant role with Clear Channel Television," said Perry. "Under Bill Moll's leadership, Clear Channel Television has become a nationally-respected station group, and I look forward to helping our team build on that tradition." — Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen