Meredith Corporation has announced that Julie Zoumbaris has been named Vice President and General Manager of WNEM TV (Saginaw), effective Monday, January 22.
Zoumbaris replaces Al Blinke, who recently retired after a career in local broadcasting spanning more than 40-years.
“Julie was an instrumental member of the TV5 sales team for more than a decade,” said, Patrick McCreery, Meredith Local Media Group Executive Vice President of Operations. “She is an exceptional leader with a strong record of growing market share and increasing revenue. We are excited to welcome Julie back to the Meredith family.”
Most recently, Zoumbaris served as the Director of Sales for WRTV in Indianapolis where she led her team to the best Indy 500 sales in station history. Additionally, Zoumbaris worked as the Director of Sales at WISH-TV in Indianapolis, where she helped launch the market’s first live and local style show with more $1 million in TV and digital revenue.
In addition to her roles at WRTV and WISH-TV, Zoumbaris held sales management positions at WDTN-TV in Dayton, Ohio, and WEYI-TV in Flint. She worked in various sales roles for 14 years at WNEM.
Zoumbaris earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.