Friday, September 11, 2015

KENS 5 San Antonio names Tom Cury as GM

TEGNA Inc. TGNA, today named Tom Cury president and general manager of KENS in San Antonio, TX. Cury comes to KENS after serving as director of sales at TEGNA’s WFAA in Dallas, TX since 2011.

“Tom’s leadership has been extremely effective at WFAA,” said Lynn Beall, executive vice president, TEGNA Media. “Tom’s experience, innovative approach and creative thinking will translate well to KENS and continue to drive KENS forward as the multiplatform heartbeat of San Antonio.”

In his role at KENS, Cury will oversee all station operating functions and also help leverage TEGNA’s growing statewide presence to the benefit of audiences, advertisers and other stakeholders.

“KENS is a remarkable station at a remarkable time,” said Cury. “They are uniquely positioned at the intersection of culture, technology, business and Texas and the future is extremely bright.”

Cury began his media career as an account executive with Petry Television. He later joined Westinghouse Broadcasting, which was later purchased by CBS, as an account executive. He worked as a local account executive in Denver, national sales manager in Baltimore and Miami, local sales manager in Los Angeles and group sales manager in New York. He was then named director of sales in Miami before joining WFAA.

A native of New York City, Cury graduated from American University in Washington, DC. He is married and has two stepchildren.

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