Joe Freni named KSTW-TV vice president and station manager

President of CBS stations Tom Canedo announced that KSTW-TV Seattle director Joe Freni take on the role of vice president and station manager for local businesses at CBS News and Stations in Seattle.

“During his nearly 10-year career with The CW Seattle, Joe has done a tremendous job earning the respect and trust of his colleagues, station patrons and community partners,” Canedo said.

“With Kevin Walsh – the longtime general manager of our San Francisco and Seattle operations – now 100% focused on the Bay Area; We are delighted to hand over the management responsibilities of our Seattle properties to the experienced and very capable hands of Joe.

Since 2017, Freni has served as Vice President and Director of Sales and Marketing for The CW Seattle, and he first joined KSTW in 2012 when he came on board to become their National Sales Director.

“I’m grateful for this wonderful opportunity to lead The CW Seattle and to work with Tom and the rest of the CBS News and Stations team,” said Freni.

“I am delighted to partner with my colleagues here in Seattle and across our group to strategize for future growth opportunities for The CW Seattle in terms of local content development, community engagement and ensuring that our resort continues to be a place where our team members feel valued and respected.

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