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Friday, August 29, 2008

Aug 29, 2008 by     Comments Off on Friday, August 29, 2008    Posted under: Brandon Tartikoff, Joe Downs, Sarah Downs, WUPW

FOX Toledo (Katie Holmes hometown, where one can see the Mud Hens play ball) has recently hired SARAH DOWNS to take on the role of Promotion Preditor. It’s WUPW for those who are into call letters. She comes over to FOX from several years as the Production Manager at WVPT, the PBS affiliate in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Sarah is a grad of the Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College where she majored in Film Production. She’s also put in time in various positions at the following stations: WTOV, Steubenville, Ohio; KRMJ, Grand Junction Colorado; KREX, Grand Junction, Colorado; and WPXT, Portland, Maine. Sarah is a Mainer… from central Maine – Mercer to be specific. The move to Ohio is a big one for the entire Downs family. Sarah’s husband JOE DOWNS is the new Sports Director at WLIO in Lima, Ohio. Well Dunne! Downs!

Great news for those of us over 29. Wink wink. Variety through TVWeek reports that the 55+ audience is growing twice as fast as the general TV audience. A trend noted by BRANDON TARTIKOFF and ignored since… Read about it here.

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