TEGNA Monday promoted Kari Jacobs, president and general manager of WVEC (ABC) in Norfolk, Virginia, to president-GM of its CBS affiliate WTSP in Tampa-St. Petersburg Florida.
Jacobs joined WVEC in 2004 as a local sales manager.
In 2011 she was named director of sales before being promoted to president and general manager in 2014.
Under her leadership, WVEC’s news programming has steadily gained share and stature in the Norfolk market. In June, Jacobs was recognized as the top performing leader throughout TEGNA’s 49 television stations.
“Kari is an exceptional leader who inspires her teams to achieve great results across all areas,” said Lynn Beall, executive vice president and COO for media operations, TEGNA. “She is one of TEGNA’s greatest success stories, and her experience, work ethic and relentlessly upbeat attitude will be a tremendous asset to the Tampa team.”