WGN America, which will be rebranded on Monday, March 1st, to NewsNation, has announced some promotions and hires to its creative team in Chicago.
WGN America, which will be rebranded on Monday, March 1, to NewsNation, has announced some promotions and hires to its creative team in Chicago. WGN America/NewsNation, is an independent cable channel owned by Nexstar.
Ryan Johnson has been promoted to director, creative marketing. In this new role, he will take on additional management responsibilities, while continuing to bring his outstanding work on network image promotion to life on-air. Johnson’s promotion takes immediate effect.
Nishan Gilmet will join as director, creative marketing. Gilmet comes from South Bend, Ind., where he has been creative services director at WBND. Gilmet was also a key leader as assistant creative services director at WLWT in Cincinnati. Gilmet is a producer/editor and a drone pilot. He is prepping his move to Chicago and will join in mid-March.
Lorraine Snebold is joining NewsNation as senior director, brand strategy. Snebold has deep roots in local and cable television, having led the marketing teams at some of the most award-winning television stations in the country (KDKA Pittsburgh, WTTG Washington, among others).
Snebold was a senior executive responsible for one of the most successful cable launches of all time at the National Geographic Channel, as well as holding senior executive roles at a number of other high-profile organizations in the Independent Sector. Steeled with a deep knowledge of research, analytics and consumer behavior, Snebold will be a key strategic ally in the re-branded network. She will work closely with ad sales, creative agencies, media buyers and more to make sure NewsNation is efficiently and strategically targeting its messaging to win new viewers.
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