Caroline Welch named President/GM of WTVD

Caroline Welch speaks to ABC11 staff members.

July 26, 2012 3:48:18 PM PDT
Rebecca Campbell, the President of the ABC Owned Television Stations Group was at WTVD Thursday to introduce Caroline Welch as the new president and general manager of ABC11.

She comes to us from our sister station, WPVI in Philadelphia, where she was vice president of programming.

In announcing Welch's appointment, Campbell said: "Caroline Welch's proven commitment to excellence in local TV programming, along with the wide-ranging expertise she's gained working closely with management and staff across-the-board at WPVI-TV, made her the ideal choice for the top post at WTVD-TV. We all congratulate Caroline on this well-deserved promotion and look forward to her continuing success ahead in Raleigh-Durham."

Welch succeeds John Idler who recently was promoted to President and General Manager of ABC-owned WLS-TV in Chicago.

Prior to joining the ABC Owned Television Stations Group, Welch held producing positions at Fox 45 in Baltimore and Simmons/Fortune in Washington, D.C. Before moving into television, she worked as a print reporter on the island of Tonga, in the South Pacific.

We're happy to welcome Caroline to the Triangle and to North Carolina.

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