Bob Walker Promoted to Weather Channel EVP and GM of Networks and Content

Walker was of EVP of marketing and cross-platform development

The Weather Channel Companies has promoted Bob Walker to executive vice president and general manager of networks and content.

Walker, who was previously EVP of marketing and cross-platform development, will continue to report to president and CEO Mike Kelly. He will be responsible for TWCC’s live and original programming, including on-air and digital content and the TWC Radio Network. 

"Bob’s leadership will enable our cross platform content team to continue their successful effort to evolve our live programming, which has excelled with incredibly comprehensive coverage of the recent tornado outbreaks," Kelly said.

Before joining TWCC in 2010, Walker was the president and general manager of WXIA-TV and WATL-TV in Atlanta. He started as the president and general manager of WXIA-TV in 1996, and assumed responsibility for WATL-TV in 2006 after Gannett acquired the station.

Before those positions he was vice president of broadcast and held several positions during 22 years with Gannett.