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WLS Names David Lee VP Of Creative Services

David Lee

WLS, the ABC O&O in Chicago, has named David Lee vice president of audience development and creative services effective March 26.

John Idler

“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.

WLS Names Teresa Rix New Sales Manager

Teresa Rix

WLS, the ABC O&O in Chicago, has chosen Teresa Rix to be vice president and general sales manager effective Monday, Nov. 6.

Since 2014, Rix has been VP of group sales and marketing for Tribune Media.

In that role, she was responsible for the management and leadership of all new business sales across Tribune Media’s 42 owned and operated television stations and digital properties.

“Teresa Rix is a respected and uniquely talented executive,” said John Idler, WLS’s general manager.

“Her leadership and vision, combined with extensive national and local sales experience will bring tremendous value to the station and our advertising partners”.