San Diego Joel Davis is departing KGTV/ABC 10 for a similar position in Raleigh, N.C., which might prompt a few raised eyebrows. Really, Raleigh?
Davis arrived at KGTV in 2009 as news director, became station manager in 2014 and VP and general manager in 2016. He is entrenched in the community and has served on the board of LEAD San Diego, YMCA of San Diego County and the March of Dimes San Diego. So why relocate?
He is becoming general manager at WRAL/WRAZ-TV, one of only a few duopolies in the country with two network affiliates (NBC/FOX) that are in the top four of local ratings. Davis said he was attracted by the rare level of investment on the part of the company’s fourth generation of local ownership. The company also owns the Durham Bulls minor league baseball team.
KGTV is owned by the E. W. Scripps Co., which is based in Cincinnati.
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John Alderson, who spearheaded the redevelopment of Westfield UTC for Westfield Corp., has traded one Aussie-based real estate giant for another. Alderson left Westfield as it was being acquired by French conglomerate Unibail-Rodamco and is now executive vice president of development at QIC in Los Angeles.
QIC recently purchased Forest City Enterprises’interest in six U.S. shopping centers and has beefed up its corporate presence in Los Angeles, where Alderson is now based.
Alderson served on the boards of the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corp., San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, NAIOP San Diego and the San Diego County Taxpayers Association.
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Brad Weston’s tenure as CEO of Petco has ended after 16 months. Weston joined Petco in 2011 and took over for longtime CEO Jim Myers on Feb. 1, 2017, in what was described by the company as its long-term succession plan. CVC Capital Partners on June 13 offered no reasons for a leadership change in naming Ron Coughlin of HP as its new CEO. Coughlin started on June 18.