John H. Idler to head WTVD

Current WLS-TV vice president and general sales manager John H. Idler has been promoted to president and general manager of WTVD in Raleigh-Durham, N.C. Idler succeeds Bernie Prazenica, who was promoted to the same positions in Philadelphia at WPVI.

WLS, WPVI and WTVD are owned and operated by Disney/ABC.

WTVD is a solid number two in the Raleigh-Durham market, behind only Capitol Broadcasting’s CBS affiliate (and longtime leader) WRAL-TV.

WTVD currently airs a daily lineup consisting of Live With Regis & Kelly, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Wheel of Fortune, and Jeopardy!.

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