TEGNA to promote WTHR's Larry Delia and Michael Brouder

Larry Delia will become senior vice president, media operations at TEGNA. Michael Brouder will be named president and general manager of WTHR. (TEGNA via Twitter)

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — TEGNA Inc., the company purchasing WTHR, announced Monday that Larry Delia will be named senior vice president, media operations.

Since 2016, Delia had been president of Dispatch Broadcast Group, the long-time owners of WTHR.

In his new position, Delia will oversee a portfolio of stations at TEGNA, including WTHR.

"With more than three decades of broadcast experience, Larry brings a wealth of industry and operational expertise to TEGNA," said Lynn Beall, executive vice president and COO for media operations, TEGNA. "Larry's vision and leadership will be a great asset as we continue to grow, and we are excited to welcome him to the team."

Delia serves on the boards of numerous industry associations and charitable organizations.

The company also announced that Michael Brouder, currently the director of marketing and creative services at WTHR, will be named president and general manager of WTHR.

"We are delighted that Michael will be stepping into the role of general manager and president to lead the talented team at WTHR," added Beall. "Michael's proven track record, collaborative style and experience working with advertising sales, digital content, news and production, along with his deep connections in Indianapolis, make him an excellent choice to build on the station’s success into the future."

Brouder serves as an advisor and board member for multiple local organizations including the Downtown Indianapolis Inc. Marketing Board, Cancer Support Community of Central Indiana, and the Ball State University College of Communication Information and Media Dean's Advisory Council.

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