TV station names president


Dan Baylog. Courtesy WZZM TV 13

A local TV station has a new president and general manager.

TEGNA has appointed Dan Baylog to president and general manager of WZZM TV 13 in Grand Rapids.

He replaces Janet Mason, who retired earlier this month after spending more than 20 years at WZZM and over 40 years with TEGNA.

Baylog joined TEGNA in 2014 as director of research and strategy at WKYC-Cleveland and was named director of programming in 2015. He became director of research at WVEC-Norfolk in 2016.

He is a graduate of TEGNA Executive Leadership Program, an internal course of study that identifies and prepares certain TEGNA employees to become general managers.

“Dan is a smart, proven problem-solver who has distinguished himself at TEGNA by tackling a wide range of assignments and exceeding expectations,” said Lynn Beall, executive vice president and COO for media operations, TEGNA. “His engaged, inclusive management and decision-making style makes him uniquely suited to successfully build on the work WZZM has been doing to serve the Grand Rapids community.”

Prior to joining TEGNA, the Ohio native held positions in sales and research at FOX television stations and with E.W. Scripps in Washington, D.C. He also taught at Kent State University’s School of Journalism & Mass Communications.

Baylog earned his MBA from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. He graduated from Ohio University with his bachelor's degree in communications.

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