WLS, the ABC O&O in Chicago, has named David Lee vice president of audience development and creative services effective March 26.
“David has been a creative force in the ABC station group and it’s exciting to have someone with his diverse experience and vision join WLS,” said John Idler, WLS’ general manager.
“David’s creative instincts combined with his expertise mining the digital space make him the ideal person to lead our station’s talented Creative Services Department.”
Lee comes to WLS from KTRK, the ABC O&O in Houston, where he held the same title.
Prior to joining KTRK, Lee worked as the creative services director at KFSN, the ABC-owned affiliate in Fresno, Calif., and at KXLY, the ABC affiliate in Spokane, Wash.
Lee was born and raised in Great Falls, Mont., and graduated from Montana State University with a degree in film and television production.
After college and a brief stint working in Hollywood, Lee began his TV career in Great Falls producing commercials, promotions and directing newscasts.
He also worked at WMAZ in Macon, Ga., and for 10 years at KMSP in Minneapolis.
Lee has been a part of many Emmy-award winning productions, and is a graduate of NAB’s 2012 Broadcast Leadership Training Program.
He currently serves on ABC’s affiliate marketing advisory board.