In this role, McDonnell will direct and manage all aspects of the station’s operations, including news, sales, promotions, engineering, finance, human resources, community relations, strategic sales and marketing.
McDonnell has been with the NBC-owned television station group since 1997. He was most recently Vice President, Sales & Marketing at NBC Dallas/Fort Worth KXAS since 2009. Before that, he spent 4 years as Vice President, Sales & Marketing at San Diego’s KNSD.
This is McDonnell’s second run at WSNS. He was Vice President, Sales & Marketing at Telemundo’s O&O in Chicago from 2002-2005. From 1995-2002 he held multiple roles at WMAQ in Chicago, including Local Sales Manager, National Sales Manager and Account Executive.