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Fox46 names new general manager

Kieran Clarke
Kieran Clarke

Fox Television Stations has named Kieran Clarke, a veteran broadcast executive, the new vice president and general manager of its two stations in Charlotte, WJZY (Channel 46) and WMYT (Channel 55).

Jack Abernethy, CEO of Fox Television Stations, made the announcement to staff at the stations’ studios off Interstate 85 Wednesday morning. Clarke begins next month, succeeding Karen Adams, who left this summer for another corporate assignment.

Clarke was executive vice president for Des Moines, Iowa-based Meredith Corp., which operates 16 television stations across the nation, including the Fox affiliate in Greenville, S.C.

Before that, Clarke was general manager of the Fox affiliate and its sister station in Portland, Oregon.

He is a graduate of Curry College in Milton, Mass., and has a BA in business management.

“Leading WJZY and WMYT is a tremendous opportunity, especially given the stations’ valuable franchises such as the Panthers, NASCAR and the FOX prime time lineup,” Clarke said in a statement. “I am also eager to grow and strengthen FOX46’s local news product and call Charlotte, a place where we already have family, home.”