Lewin resigns from WMAR-TV

Tue, August 26, 1997 by Tim King

CINCINNATI, Ohio – Joe Lewin, vice president and general manager of Baltimore’s WMAR-TV since 1993, announced today he has resigned to become StoryFirst Communications’ president of broadcasting for the Russian Federation. Lewin will oversee the Moscow-based broadcasting operations of StoryFirst’s eight Russian television stations. Lewin’s last day at WMAR, which is owned and operated by The E.W. Scripps Company, is November 2. "We appreciate Joe’s contribution to the mission of Channel 2, especially in completing the conversion to the ABC network in 1994," said James M. Hart, senior vice president of Scripps’ television station group. "We wish Joe the best and are confident that his many years of broadcasting experience will serve him well in this new venture." Hart expects to name Lewin’s successor within a month. "We’re proud to be part of the Baltimore community, and the individual we select to run WMAR will have the skills to capitalize on the potential of the Baltimore television market," Hart said. Before joining WMAR, Lewin held broadcast management positions at WRIC-TV in Richmond, Va., and WLWT-TV in Cincinnati, Ohio.