Milwaukee-based Journal Broadcast Group, owner of Lansing's WSYM-TV (Fox 47), has announced the appointment of WSYM vice president and general manager Judy Kenney to the VP/GM post of newly-acquired WFTX-TV 36, the Fox affiliate serving the Fort Myers/Naples, Florida market. Journal recently completed the purchase of three television stations from Emmis Communications, including WFTX, KGUN-TV (an ABC affiliate in Tuscon, Arizona) and KMTV-TV (a CBS affiliate in Omaha, Nebraska).
Ms. Kenney joined WSYM-TV as VP/GM in 1993. During her tenure, she oversaw the creation of a local news department at WSYM in 1997, as well as a news production agreement between WSYM and Lansing NBC affiliate WILX-TV in 2004. She has also served as a past treasurer for the Michigan Association of Broadcasters.