The Weather Channel Names Bob Walker Executive Vice President And General Manager Of Networks And Content
The Weather Channel Companies (TWCC) has named Bob Walker executive vice president and general manager of networks and content. Walker’s new role will include responsibility for all of TWCC’s live and original programming, including on-air and digital content as well as the TWC Radio Network. He will continue to report to president and CEO, Mike Kelly
“Bob’s leadership will enable our cross platform content team to continue their successful effort to evolve our live programming, which has excelled with incredibly comprehensive coverage of the recent tornado outbreaks” said Mike Kelly. “His additional focus on the expansion of our original programming lineup will be an integral part of the future growth of our company.”
Prior to joining TWCC in 2010, Walker was the president and general manager of WXIA-TV and WATL-TV in Atlanta, where he was responsible for the overall management, operation and strategic direction for the stations and growth of the stations’ digital businesses. . He was the president and general manager of WXIA-TV beginning in 1996 and assumed responsibility for WATL-TV in 2006 after Gannett acquired the station.
Prior to that role, Walker was vice president of broadcast and held various sales, marketing and research roles in his nearly 22 year career with Gannett. A CPA, he began his professional career with Arthur Andersen & Company in Denver.
An active member of the Atlanta community, Walker works with a number of organizations, among them the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau executive committee, the Zoo Atlanta board and the First Tee of Atlanta, for which he is chair of the board of directors. A native of Denver, CO, Walker is a graduate of the University of Colorado and lives in Atlanta with his wife and four children.
About The Weather Channel Companies
The Weather Channel Companies (TWCC) is made up of The Weather Channel television network, The Weather Channel digital properties, and Weather Services International (WSI). The Weather Channel® is based in Atlanta and is seen in more than 100 million U.S. households. TWC also operates Weatherscan, a 24-hour all-local weather network; The Weather Channel Radio Network; and The Weather Channel HD. The digital properties of TWC, which include the weather.com®site, The Weather Channel Desktop and The Weather Channel Mobile, reach more than 45 million unique users online each month and is the most popular source of online weather, news and information according to Nielsen//NetRatings. WSI, headquartered in Andover, MA, primarily provides business-to-business weather services, particularly for the media, aviation, marine and energy sectors. TWCC is owned by a consortium made up of NBC Universal and the private equity firms The Blackstone Group and Bain Capital.
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