Tribune Broadcasting today named Robert (Bob) Ramsey as vice president/general manager at KTXL-TV, Sacramento, responsible for all aspects of the station, effective immediately. Ramsey previously served in the same capacity at Tribune’s San Diego television station, KSWB-TV.
The company also announced plans to expand local news programming at KTXL (an affiliate of the Fox television network) into other parts of the day.
“Sacramento is a great market,” said Ramsey. “I’m excited to lead a talented team and a great station in KTXL. In addition, now I can reveal something I had to keep under wraps when I was the GM in San Diego — I’m a huge fan of ‘American Idol’!”
Ramsey served as vice president/general manager at KSWB for six years, beginning in February 2002. Prior to that, he served as station manager at WGN-TV, Chicago. He joined WGN in 1998 as director of programming. He started his career as a sports anchor in Terra Haute, Indiana, in 1980.
“Long ago, Bob made the decision to leave sports reporting for a more stable career in television management, and we’re really glad he did,” said Ed Wilson, Tribune Broadcasting’s president. “He’s the right guy to shake things up in the Sacramento market and transform KTXL into a local broadcasting powerhouse.”
Ramsey was persuaded to assume his new duties at KTXL only after being assured that the beaches in the market were every bit as nice as those in San Diego.