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Monday, February 14, 2011

New KPRC 2 Houston GM is Jerry Martin

We found out today that WXIN Fox 59 general manager Jerry Martin is the new KPRC 2 GM.

“Jerry has a very impressive list of credentials and the staff is looking forward to our first chance to meet him tomorrow," KPRC 2 Vice President/Creative Services Director Mike Guerrieri told the blog. "We have a lot of exciting improvements coming to KPRC in the next few weeks that will be very visible to viewers and we’re looking forward to Jerry being a part it”.

The Indianapolis Business Journal reported the news first:

WXIN-TV Channel 59 General Manager Jerry Martin notified staff on Monday that he is leaving the Indianapolis station Feb. 25 to pursue a similar position in Houston.

Martin will join NBC affiliate KPRC, a Post-Newsweek-owned television station, as its general manager.

He has been at WXIN, commonly known as Fox59, for more than six years and helped the station triple its number of hours devoted to local news.

“I’ve worked at a top-10 market before, and it’s a good opportunity to get back into a top-10 market,” Martin said of Houston. “It’s a bittersweet move.” READ MORE

Martin will replace former KPRC 2 general manager Larry Blackerby who left in November 2010 for a new gig with McGraw-Hill Broadcasting at WRTV the ABC-affiliate station in Indianapolis.

So Indianapolis takes a Houston GM, but Houston takes one from there. I guess we are even now. CONTACT: Leave me a Houston or Texas media news tip | COMMENT: Click to leave your thoughts on this post here