SOURCE: Fisher Communications, Inc.
SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - Aug 23, 2012) - Fisher Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSCI), a leader in local media innovation, announced today that David Praga has been promoted to Vice President. Praga will continue to serve in his role as General Manager of Fisher's KIMA-TV/KEPR-TV/KUNW-TV/CW9 television stations in Yakima/Tri-Cities, Washington, and KLEW-TV in Lewiston, Idaho.
Mr. Praga began his career at KEPR-TV almost 21 years ago as a Sales Assistant and has held various leadership roles at the station, including Operations Director, Account Executive and Station Manager. During his career, he has been involved with many community organizations, including the Washington State Association of Broadcasters, where he is currently serving his fifth year as a member of the Board of Directors.
"David's experience and tenure at the station prepared him to take over the General Manager role in March 2011. Since then, he has made significant improvements in our properties. David is a strong, motivating leader who understands the important role television stations play in their local communities," said John Tamerlano, Senior Vice President of Fisher Regional Television and General Manager at KATU-TV.
"It is a great honor to lead our teams in Yakima, Tri-Cities and Lewiston as they provide local news, entertainment, community outreach and marketing solutions to advertisers on our CBS, Univision and CW affiliated stations," said Praga. "They have created significant momentum over the last year and we look forward to continuing to evolve our local media properties to meet the changing needs of our viewers and advertisers."
David is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego, with a degree in Management Science.
About Fisher Communications
Fisher Communications (FSCI) is an innovative local media company with television, radio, internet and mobile operations throughout the western United States. Fisher owns or operates 13 full power and seven low power television stations, which include network affiliations with ABC, CBS, FOX, Univision and The CW that reach 3.5% of U.S. television households, and three radio stations targeting a full range of audience demographics. Fisher Interactive produces more than 120 local and hyper-local websites and delivers comprehensive multiplatform advertising solutions to local businesses. The Company is headquartered at Fisher Plaza in Seattle, WA. More information about Fisher Communications, Inc. is available at www.fsci.com.