Jason Wildenstein Named Vice President and General Manager of WHP in Harrisburg
Jason Chavis Named Vice President and General Manager of WJAC in Johnstown-Altoona-State College
Sinclair Broadcast Group today announced two General Managers in Pennsylvania.
Jason Wildenstein has been named Vice President and General Manager of WHP in Harrisburg, where he began his media career. Wildenstein was most recently the VP and GM at WJAC in Johnstown-Altoona-State College.
Jason Chavis, who was previously the General Sales Manager at WJAC, working alongside Wildenstein, has been promoted to Vice President and General Manager of the station.
In making the announcement, Rob Weisbord, Sinclair’s Chief Operating Officer and President of Local Media said, “Jason Wildenstein and Jason Chavis were an unbeatable team at WJAC. As Jason Wildenstein shifts to Harrisburg to lead the station and returns home to WHP, Jason Chavis will move into the VP/GM position at WJAC where he has spent the last several years growing his responsibilities. Both are strong, innovative, strategic thinkers and we’re excited to have them at the helm of these stations.”
Jason Wildenstein joined Sinclair in 2019, after serving as the Vice President and General Manager of WTXL ABC 27, in Tallahassee, FL. Wildenstein first joined WTXL in 2004 where he served in many different leadership positions within the company, including Director of Operations and Production, Director of News, and Director of Interactive Media.
Wildenstein grew up outside Wilkes-Barre and attended Lock Haven University where he graduated with a BA focused on Broadcast/Journalism and Mass communications.
Commenting on his new role, Wildenstein said, “I am both honored and excited to be returning to WHP-TV where my career in media first began as a Master Control Operator. I am truly looking forward to working with the amazing team there at the station and getting to know the community and market. Taking on the role of Vice President and General Manager honestly feels like coming full circle, and I am deeply committed to lead and build on the excellence and success of WHP.”
Jason Chavis joined Sinclair and WJAC in 2018 as the Local Sales Manager, later becoming the Linear and Digital Sales Manager before being elevated to the General Sales Manager in 2021. Prior to joining WJAC, he spent 14 years as an Account Executive at WTAE in Pittsburgh. Chavis holds a degree in communications from the University of Pittsburgh, where he was a scholar athlete and Pitt Football Team Captain in 1996.
“Sight, sound, motion, emotion, and the power of demonstration have fascinated me since I was a young child in the eastern suburbs of Pittsburgh, hearing that infamous WJAC slogan ‘Serving Millions from Atop the Alleghenies,’ said Chavis. “I’m excited, humbled and honored to use my Sports, Sales and Digital First experiences to build upon the success of the station that inspired me in my youth, and to take this opportunity to be a true community resource, to so many good people.”
About Sinclair Broadcast Group:
Sinclair Broadcast Group is a subsidiary of Sinclair, Inc., (Nasdaq: SBGI) a diversified media company and leading provider of local news and sports. The Company owns, operates and/or provides services to 185 television stations in 86 markets affiliated with all the major broadcast networks; owns Tennis Channel and multicast networks Comet, CHARGE!, TBD and The Nest; and owns and provides services to 21 regional sports network brands. Sinclair’s content is delivered via multiple platforms, including over-the-air, multi-channel video program distributors, and the nation’s largest streaming aggregator of local news content, NewsON. The Company regularly uses its website as a key source of Company information which can be accessed at www.sbgi.net.