(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) —
Clear Channel Communications has promoted Donald D. Perry to succeed William G. Moll as president and chief executive officer of Clear Channel Television. Moll, who has held the post since 2001, will continue to serve as chairman responsible for strategic direction of the division.
Perry served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of the division since May, 2005. He also served as vice president and general manager of WOAI-TV since 1996 and as Southwest regional vice president of Clear Channel Television since 2002. The division's six regional vice presidents now report to Perry.
"Don is a highly respected broadcast executive," added Moll. "Don has the leadership, experience and wisdom necessary to lead our television stations."
"Don's track record at Clear Channel has been impressive," said Mark Mays, president and CEO of Clear Channel Communications. "He's a seasoned executive who is both trusted and well-known for his professionalism and his local, regional and industry contributions."
Perry is a 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, has held leadership positions on the Board of Directors of the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce; and has extensive television station management experience in Albany, NY; Denver, CO and Nashville, TN; in addition to nearly a decade at WOAI-TV in San Antonio.
In his new position Perry will report to Mays. "At a time of unprecedented change in the communications industry, it has been a pleasure 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 continuing with our team to build on that tradition." –Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen