Gannett’s Broadcasting Division has named Northern Illinois University alumna Deborah Collura president and general manager at WCNC in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Collura has held many leadership roles at a number of broadcast stations. Most recently, she served as vice president of news for KPRC in Houston. In addition to her role at KPRC, she served as vice president of news for Post-Newsweek Stations where she oversaw news operations for its six properties. Prior to her role in Houston, Collura was vice president of news for WDIV in Detroit and WTVJ in Miami. She has also held positions at KTSP in Minneapolis/St. Paul, KCRA in Sacramento, WTEN in Albany, New York, and at Gannett’s KSDK in St. Louis.
“Deborah’s passion for journalism, multi-media background and more than 30 years of experience make her an excellent selection to help WCNC continue its quest to provide award-winning news and community service to the greater Charlotte community,” said Peter Diaz, executive vice president of Gannett Broadcasting. “There is no doubt Deborah will be an outstanding leader for WCNC and a great addition to the Gannett Broadcasting team.”
Collura received a Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from NIU. She will be relocating to the Charlotte area and will begin her new position on June 2.