Tribune Broadcasting today named Eric Meyrowitz as vice president/general manager of WPIX-TV in New York, effective immediately. Meyrowitz is a native of New York and has served as vice president/general manager of WDCW-TV, the company’s television station in Washington, D.C., since 2004.
“Eric is the right guy for this job,” said Tribune Broadcasting president Jerry Kersting. “Even more so because he’s originally from New York—he understands the city, the importance of local news and the rich tradition of WPIX.”
Meyrowitz joined the local sales department of WDCW in 2000, and served as general sales manager at the station from 2002 to 2004. Prior to WDCW, Meyrowitz served as national sales manager for WBAL-TV, Baltimore, from 1997 to 2000. He worked for Harrington, Righter & Parsons, Inc., a television sales representative firm, from 1992 to 1997.
“This is an incredible opportunity to lead a great station in the best media market in the country,” said Meyrowitz. “With new syndicated programming launching this fall, and the expansion of its morning news show, WPIX will continue growing its legacy and I’m honored to be a part of it. Plus, I get to return home—I can’t wait to get started.”