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KABC-TV in Los Angeles Taps Cheryl Fair as General Manager

Promotion from news director to GM is effective immediately

KABC-TV Los Angeles VP and news director Cheryl Fair has been promoted to general manager of the ABC owned station.

“Widely respected in the industry and by all of her colleagues at KABC, Cheryl has been key to the continued success of ABC7,” said Rebecca Campbell, president of the ABC Owned Television Station Group, in a press release Wednesday. “Her internal knowledge of Channel 7 and the L.A. market makes her the perfect choice to take the reins at KABC.”

Fair most recently served as vice president and news director at KABC, the No. 1 ratings leader in the Los Angeles market for the past 15 years. A native of Philadelphia, she is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University and began her career at KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh as a producer and writer in 1973.

Fair succeeds Arnie Kleiner, who retired from KABC at the end of January. Her appointment is effective immediately.