McDermott rises to the top at Young

Oei, Lily
March 2004
Daily Variety;3/23/2004, Vol. 282 Issue 62, p6
Trade Publication
Deborah McDermott has been tapped prexy of Young Broadcasting Inc., making her the highest-ranking female in commercial broadcasting. She will replace outgoing president Ronald J. Kwasnick, who retires on March 31, 2004. Since 1996. McDermott has served as executive vice-president of operations, overseeing the Young's 11 television stations and group programming. Vincent Young, chair of Young Broadcasting, said, "There are few executives in the broadcasting business who have the depth of experience that Deb enjoys. She knows the inner workings of each and every one of our stations and she has also assumed leadership positions within our industry."


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