Mike Newman joins WHBQ from Cox’s ABC affiliate in Orlando, WFTV, where he was the senior promotions producer. “My wife Erin and I can’t wait to experience the food, culture and music of Memphis and make it our new home,” said Newman.
WHBQ, Cox’s Fox affiliate in Memphis, announced Mike Newman as the station’s new creative services director starting June 5.
Newman joins WHBQ from Cox’s ABC affiliate in Orlando, Fla., WFTV, where he was the senior promotions producer.
Newman was awarded a PromaxBDA Gold Award in 2017 in the Weather Image category for a WFTV Severe Weather Center 9 – Post Hurricane Matthew promo.
Newman will lead creative and strategic marketing, commercial production, and graphic design to grow television ratings and digital audiences, while being the driving force of the WHBQ’s Memphis brand.
“It’s an exciting time to grow my career at CMG and join WHBQ in the commitment to bring viewers the best breaking news, weather and investigative journalism in the mid-south,” said Newman.
“My wife Erin and I can’t wait to experience the food, culture and music of Memphis and make it our new home.”
“Mike’s leadership, manner and award-winning eye for what speaks to consumers is a valued addition to our FOX13 team,” said Susan Connor, WHBQ’s general manager.
“As we look to build our brand and strengthen our connection with the audiences we serve, his creative vision will truly help take us to the next level.”
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