Johnson City, Tennessee Area. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or distributed. WPGH-TV, Pittsburgh, PA. Nov 1998 – Sep 2001 2 years 11 months. All rights reserved. WPGH Fox 53 Pittsburgh provides news, sports and weather coverage as well as Fox programming to the Three Rivers area, including McKeesport, Mt Lebanon, Bethel Park, Canonsburg, Washington, Moon, Ross Township, Wexford, Cranberry Twp, New Kensington, Monroeville, West Mifflin, Homestead, Green Tree and Penn Hills, Pennsylvania. Senior producer of the 10PM Newscast. ... Assistant News Director at WCYB-TV. PITTSBURGH, Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBGI) announced that Jim Lapiana has been named General Manager of WPGH-TV (FOX 53) and WPMY-TV (MNT 22) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. "The stations are an integral part of the Pittsburgh community, and I look forward to continuing our focus of meeting viewers' needs and helping our local businesses spread their messages.". Mr. Lapiana most recently and since 2001 served as Director of Sales for WPGH and WPMY. During his years at the stations, Jim has led the sales effort and more recently assumed station management responsibilities as Alan's role in the Company expanded. For more information, please visit Sinclair's website at www.sbgi.net. WPGH Fox 53 Pittsburgh provides news, sports and weather coverage as well as Fox programming to the Three Rivers area, including McKeesport, Mt Lebanon, Bethel Park, Canonsburg, Washington, Moon, Ross Township, Wexford, Cranberry Twp, New Kensington, Monroeville, West Mifflin, Homestead, Green Tree and Penn Hills, Pennsylvania. Prior to that and from 1998, he was the General Manager of WPXT in Portland, ME. ©   | Portions are ©  Associated Press. Cision Distribution 888-776-0942 The announcement was made by Steve Marks, Chief Operating Officer of Sinclair's television group. ", "I am thrilled and excited to lead the stations and serve in a higher capacity," commented Jim Lapiana. Mr. Lapiana succeeds Alan Frank, Group Manager, who is assuming additional regional television station oversight. From 1994 to 1998, Mr. Lapiana was the General Manager of WRDC and WLFL in the Raleigh/Durham, NC market, two stations owned by Sinclair. Mr. Lapiana attended Syracuse University. Salvation Army Western PA Division launching Red Kettle Door Hanger Campaign, Washington Salvation Army offering 'Baskets of Hope' for families in need, FOX 53 weekend viewing guide | College football tripleheader, NFL on FOX doubleheader, ISSUES: Pitt political science professor analyzes key issues in special election edition, MARKETPLACE: Goldman Sachs Personal Financial Management, A real Baja Blast: Mountain Dew releasing cookbook to celebrate its 80th birthday, Chipotle opening its first 'digital-only' restaurant, Whole Foods offering insurance on botched Thanksgiving meals, Alligator wanders onto South Carolina woman's front porch | VIDEO. All Rights Reserved. Mr. Lapiana most recently and since 2001 served as Director of Sales for WPGH and WPMY. Sinclair's television group is affiliated with all major networks and reaches approximately 27% of all U.S. television households. Prior to that, he served in various sales management roles at various stations, including Director of Sales, National Sales Manager, and Account Executive. We look forward to building on his successes. Carlton Houston. Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies, owns and operates, programs or provides sales services to 87 television stations in 47 markets. A, HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning), Machine Tools, Metalworking and Metallurgy, Aboriginal, First Nations & Native American, http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100119/PH39783LOGO. WPGH Fox 53 Pittsburgh provides news, sports and weather coverage as well as Fox programming to the Three Rivers area, including McKeesport, Mt Lebanon, Bethel Park, Canonsburg, Washington, Moon, Ross Township, Wexford, Cranberry Twp, New Kensington, Monroeville, West Mifflin, Homestead, Green Tree and Penn Hills, Pennsylvania. Prior to that and from 1998, he was the General Manager of WPXT in Portland , ME. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100119/PH39783LOGO), In making the announcement, Mr. Marks said, "We are excited to promote Jim and provide him this opportunity in Pittsburgh, one of our larger and original markets. from 8 AM - 9 PM ET, Copyright © 2020 PR Newswire Association LLC.