Gigliotti named VP, GM at WMAR-TV, Baltimore

Tue, August 26, 1997 by Tim King

CINCINNATI, Ohio – Steven J. Gigliotti has been named vice president and general manager of The E.W. Scripps Company’s Baltimore television station, WMAR - Channel 2. Gigliotti has been a broadcasting executive for more than two decades. Since March 1995 he has been vice president and general manager of KOVR-TV in Sacramento. "In three of the nation’s four largest markets, Steve Gigliotti has proven to be an innovative and successful broadcaster," said James M. Hart, senior vice president of Scripps’ television station group. "We’re proud that Steve has agreed to bring his talents to WMAR and we’re confident the viewers of Baltimore will notice the impact of his leadership."Gigliotti will begin his new duties on October 24. He replaces Joe Lewin, who resigned to oversee the operation of eight television stations in Russia.Before his tenure in Sacramento, Gigliotti spent 10 years at KCBS-TV in Los Angeles. He was director of sales from 1985 to 1990, then was promoted to vice president and station manager, the position he held until moving to Sacramento. Prior to joining KCBS, Gigliotti was with WCBS-TV in New York, serving as local sales manager from 1982 to 1983, then general sales manager from 1983 to 1985. From 1976 to 1982, he was an account executive and national sales manager at Philadelphia’s WCAU-TV.Gigliotti was graduated in 1980 from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor of arts degree in marketing. During his career, he has received community involvement awards from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Shriner’s Hospitals, the Easter Seals program and the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.Gigliotti and his wife Sharon have two children.The E.W. Scripps Company owns nine large-market television stations and daily newspapers in 17 markets. Through it’s entertainment division, the company operates two television production companies – Los Angeles-based Scripps Howard Productions and Knoxville’s Cinetel Productions; United Media, a licensor and syndicator of news features and comics; and Home & Garden television, a 24-hour cable network.