WIVB-TV was the first station in the market to launch a 4 p.m. and now they will be the first to launch a 6:30 p.m. newscast airing on its sister station, WNLO-TV. The station had been airing promos for the new newscast, which will begin on Monday, January 15, 2018.
Dominic Mancuso has been appointed as the new Vice President and General Manager of WIVB-TV and WNLO-TV by Nexstar Broadcasting as of this morning. The move comes as a part of Nexstar Broadcasting merging with Media General.
According to the press release, Mancuso comes to WIVB-TV with 33 years of broadcasting and sales experience. He was most recently the Vice President and General Manager of WOIO-TV and WUAB-TV in Cleveland, Ohio. Before that, Mancuso worked in Nashville, Tennessee as the General Manager of WZTV-TV, WUXP-TV, and WNAB-TV.
Mancuso has spent over half his career in Chicago, Illinois, as a Vice President of Programming and Promotions for WFLD-TV and WPWR-TV and also in various voles at WGN-TV in the sales department and later became the Station Manager.
Effective immediately, he replaces Rene LaSpina, the former General Manager, who had been at the station since June of 2013.