Graham Media Group Inc., a subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company based in Virginia, announced that Bob Ellis has been named vice president and general manager of WDIV, the NBC affiliate television station in Detroit.
Since 2009, Ellis has served in the same position at WJXT in Jacksonville, Fla , adding WCWJ duties in 2017. This will not be his first tenure at WDIV, as he previously spent 15 years in various positions with the station, including news director.
“When I was growing up, WDIV was my station. When I was coming up in the industry, WDIV is where I learned what it meant to produce great TV every day and serve a community,” says Ellis.
“Today to come full circle and return to the place that’s meant so much to me throughout my life is incredible. I’m eager to re-join the talented team in Detroit, excited to get involved again in the Detroit community and I look forward to helping continue the legacy of this great, great station.”
Under Ellis’ leadership WJXT has widened the gap as the most-watched television station in Jacksonville. In 2013 Ellis was named General Manager of the Year for markets 25-50 by Broadcasting and Cable Magazine, the industry’s leading trade publication.