MAB News Briefs is pleased to bring you profiles of your MAB Board of Directors.
This week’s profile is Michael Renda. Michael is Vice President and General Manager for WJBK-TV (FOX 2) in Detroit.
He began his broadcast career in radio at WOHO in Toledo, Ohio in 1977 as a Local Account Executive. Shortly thereafter, Michael moved to across the street to WTVG-TV in the same capacity. Storer Television was the next stop for Mike, moving to Chicago as the National Sales Representative. Stops in New York and Cleveland followed with Renda taking the General Sales Manager position at WJW-TV in 1989.
After a five year tenure as General Sales Manager at WLWT-TV in Cincinnati, Renda returned to WJW-TV in Cleveland, this time as VP and General Manager. Renda served as WJW’s General Manager for 10 years before accepting a similar position at WTXF-TV (Fox 29) in Philadelphia in April 2007.
Chicago was next and another VP and General Manager position at WFLD-TV/WPWR-TV, overseeing both the Fox and MyNetwork Television stations from September 2009 through January 2013.
Renda graduated from Miami University (Ohio) in 1976. He’s married to Susan and has two children, Matt and Emily.
In August, Michael began his second year on the MAB Board of Directors.