Veteran news director Cheryl Fair has been named the president and general manager of KABC-TV Channel 7.
Fair previously served as the vice president and news director for the ABC-owned television station since 1994, overseeing 53 hours of live newscast production weekly.
She steps into the role formerly occupied by Arnie Kleiner, who retired last month from the local station after a 19-year run in the position.
Rebecca Campbell, president of the ABC-owned television station group, touted Fair's storied background in the industry and with KABC as valuable to the station.
“Her internal knowledge of Channel 7 and the L.A. market makes her the perfect choice to take the reins at KABC.”
Before her time at KABC, the Philadelphia native worked her way up from producer to managing editor and executive producer during a 20-year tenure at ABC-owned station WPVI-TV in Philadelphia.
Fair, who received a bachelor's degree in speech from Pennsylvania State University, will report to Campbell.
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