The EVP/Operations and president of the Meredith Corp. Local Media Group, which is comprised of its broadcast TV stations, has been appointed to the NAB Television Board of Directors.
Taking the seat on the board is Patrick McCreery, and he assumes the board seat previously occupied by another Meredith colleague — Paul Karpowicz, who retired from the media company on June 30.
McCreery served as Meredith’s VP/News and Marketing from 2014 until his promotion to his current role in January 2018. Today, he oversees Meredith’s 17 local TV stations and MNI Targeted Media, which joined Meredith’s Local Media Group after the acquisition of Time Inc.
McCreery started at Meredith in 2003 as executive producer of special projects for CBS affiliate KPHO-5 in Phoenix. He then spent almost 12 years at the company’s Portland, Ore. combo: FOX affiliate KPTV-12 and KPDX-49, a MyNetworkTV station now branded as “FOX 12+.” McCreery’s tenure in the Rose City included six years as VP/GM.
Earlier in his career, McCreery worked at stations in San Francisco, and in the Ohio cities of Toledo and Columbus.
McCreery will continue to serve on the CBS Affiliate Board and the Board of the Television Operators Caucus.
He served on the Board of the Oregon Association of Broadcasters for six years.