The move, announced on Monday, welcomes a seasoned manager with over three decades of experience.

Brien Kennedy (below) is the newest General Manager at WIVB-TV and WNLO-TV, following the departure of Dominic Mancuso in late November.

Brien Kennedy in sharp focus in front of a white background.
WIVB-TV’s new General Manager, Brien Kennedy

Kennedy comes from Philadelphia, where he was the President and General Manager of KYW-TV, the CBS affiliate, for four years. During his time in Philadelphia, the station expanded their local news offerings According to the press release from Nexstar Media Group, Kennedy has also held managerial roles at WCCO-TV in Minneapolis and WPEC-TV in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Kennedy is a graduate of the University of Maryland and holds a degree in Communication.

The vacancy comes after former General Manager Dominic Mancuso was promoted to a new role in Indianapolis, Indiana at WTTV-TV and WXIN-TV, within Nexstar. Mancuso came to WIVB-TV after serving as General Manager of WOIO-TV and WUAB-TV in Cleveland, Ohio. He had also worked in Nashville and spent more than half of his career in Chicago, Illinois.

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