Jay Newman

CBS names new general manager for WJZ-TV

CBS names new general manager for WJZ-TV

CBS named Audra Swain vice president and general manager of Baltimore affiliate WJZ-TV on Tuesday. She succeeds Jay Newman, who announced his retirement last month after 19 years of running the station.

Swain comes from KSNV-TV and KVCW-TV in Las Vegas, where she had been general manager since 2014.

She started at KVCW in 2010 and added the KSVN duties in 2014.

WJZ’s new boss has worked in Baltimore before, according to a CBS release announcing her appointment — she spent two years as local sales manager for Sinclair’s WBFF-TV.

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