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WFSB promotes veteran news director to pres., GM

BY Joe Cooper

3/23/2018
PHOTO | Contributed
PHOTO | Contributed
Meredith Corp. on Thursday promoted its former news director to vice president and general manager of CBS affiliate WFSB.

Dana Neves, a veteran at Rocky Hill-based WFSB, will begin her new post immediately after serving as the station's news director since 2006. Neves began her career as a WFSB intern in 1995 before also working as the station's assignment manager, managing editor and assistant news director.

Neves will report to Patrick McCreery, the executive vice president of Meredith Local Media Group. McCreery said her years of experience and dedication to WFSB have prepared her for her new job.

Neves replaces Klarn DePalma, who was recently promoted to executive vice president of MNI Targeted Media Inc. in Stamford. Meredith is currently searching for a news director at WFSB, the company said.

"I'm excited to see what the future holds as we work hard to both inform and entertain the people of Connecticut, and continue to grow strong relationships with our clients," Neves said.

Meredith Local Media Group has 17 television stations reaching about 11 percent of the nation's households, with seven of those in the top 25 markets, the company said.