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Sinclair Broadcast shuffles top management in second round of changes

Sinclair Broadcast shuffles top management in second round of changes

Hunt Valley-based Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. announced a series of executive promotions Friday, the second round of management changes since longtime CEO David D. Smith said earlier this month he plans to shift from day-to-day operations to focus on ushering in a new broadcast platform.

Smith, CEO, president and chairman for more than two decades, will become executive chairman, with Chief Financial Officer Christopher Ripley stepping in as president and CEO on Jan. 1, the company had announced Nov. 2.

On Friday the company said Chief Operating Officer David Amy, who has served in that role and as executive vice president since 2014, will become vice chairman and oversee...

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