Sinclair Broadcast names WGN vet as GM for Cedar Rapids CBS affiliate

Michelle Clancy | 03-12-2013

Sinclair Broadcast Group has named Glen Callanan as general manager of KGAN-TV (CBS 2) in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He will also oversee sales and other non-programming-related services of KFXA-TV (FOX) in Cedar Rapids as part of an outsourcing agreement.

"We are excited to have Glen join the team in Cedar Rapids," said Steve Marks, COO of Sinclair's television group. "We believe that his previous sales management, digital interactive sales experience and over 30 years of broadcast experience will be a valuable contribution to these stations."

"I am excited to be leading the team at KGAN and KFXA," said Callanan. "I hope to work with the station employees to make our stations, news product and digital presence more relevant and important to the Cedar Rapids market."

Callanan has more than 30 years of sales and management experience. For the last five years, he has been the director of interactive sales and retail sales at WGN-TV in Chicago, and prior to that was the general sales manager for KPLR-TV (CW) in St Louis. From 1999 to 2003, he was the national sales manager at WGN-TV.

He has also held various other positions including national sales manager for WOFL-TV (FOX) in Orlando, manager and account executive at TeleRep and account executive at various other stations in St Louis.

Callanan graduated with a Bachelor of Journalism in Broadcasting and Bachelor of Science in Political Science from the University of Missouri at Columbia.