Don Corsini moves to KTLA-TV

Station's new chief was running KCBS/KCAL

Former KCBS-TV general manager Don Corsini has jumped to KTLA-TV, the CW affiliate in Los Angeles owned by Tribune.

The longest-serving GM in the history of the CBS owned-and-operated station, Corsini announced in August he would leave the CBS duopoly he managed at the end of his contract Dec. 31.

"Don has an impeccable reputation in the Los Angeles market as a visionary and a leader who knows how to recruit and manage top talent," said Ed Wilson, president of Tribune Broadcasting and Tribune's chief revenue officer. "His track record in news, programming, production, marketing and sales is without equal. In addition, Don has long-standing relationships with the area's major sports franchises and has negotiated broadcast-rights deals with them regularly."

A veteran L.A. broadcaster, Corsini was named GM of KCAL-TV in 1996, rising to president and general manager of CBS' duopoly following its purchase of KCAL in 2002. More recently, Corsini oversaw the merger of the two TV staffs into one state-of-the-art facility at Studio City Broadcast Center.

In addition to CBS, Corsini also spent 15 years at KABC-TV, ABC's owned station. He was also one of the founding executives of regional sports network Prime Ticket (now Fox Sports). He also served as vp original programming and development for Liberty Sports.