Kronley named VP/general manager of KJRH-TV in Tulsa

Mon, February 05, 2001 by Mark Kroeger

CINCINNATI – Michael Kronley, an award winning television journalist and 25-year broadcast industry veteran, has been named vice president and general manager of KJRH-TV in Tulsa, Okla., effective March 5. KJRH, an NBC affiliate, is owned and operated by The E. W. Scripps Company.Kronley succeeds William J. Donahue who is retiring March 31.“Michael is a proven manager who understands every aspect of the local television station business,” said James M. Hart, senior vice president for the Scripps television station group. “He has demonstrated a commitment to excellence throughout his career that makes him a valued member of our station group’s management team.”Kronley, 53, who has been with the Scripps station group since 1996, currently is vice president and station manager at WXYZ-TV, the company’s ABC affiliate in Detroit. He moved to WXYZ in 1998 from KNXV-TV in Phoenix, also a Scripps-owned ABC affiliate, where he was station manager.Before joining Scripps, Kronley had been news manager at several stations, including WSOC-TV in Charlotte, N.C.; WTVT-TV in Tampa, Fla.; KSBW-TV in Salinas-Monterey, Calif.; and KSBY-TV in San Luis Obispo, Calif. He also was a reporter at KCRA-TV and KXTV-TV in Sacramento, Calif, and WWLP-TV in Springfield, Mass.Kronley has received national, regional and state awards for excellence in broadcasting, including the Sigma Delta Chi Award and Bronze Medallion for Public Service in 1996, as well as the 1996 National Headliner Award for best newscast. He also was the recipient of the 1995 Jack R. Howard Award for Journalistic Excellence in TV News and the 1995 National Headliner Awards for Spot News and Public Service.A native of New York City, Kronley earned his master’s degree in education from Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio, and bachelor’s degree in political science from Syracuse University in Syracuse, N.Y.The E.W. Scripps Company is a diverse media concern with interests in newspaper publishing, broadcast television, cable television networks and interactive media. Scripps operates 21 daily newspapers, 10 broadcast TV stations and three cable television networks, with plans to launch a fourth.Scripps cable television network brands include Home & Garden Television, Food Network, Do It Yourself and Fine Living, due to launch in the second half of 2001.The company also operates Scripps Howard News Service, United Media, the worldwide licensing and syndication home of PEANUTS and DILBERT, and 31 Web sites, including hgtv.com, foodtv.com, diynet.com and comics.com.