Carol Ward has been named Vice President and General Manager of WAVY-TV (NBC), WVBT-TV (FOX) and associated digital services including WAVY.com, serving Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News, VA (DMA #42). Since 2012, Ward has served as Director of Sales for WAVY and WVBT and all digital assets and was responsible for overseeing all aspects of the stations' sales department. She assumes her new role immediately and will report to Doug Davis, Senior Vice President and Regional Manager for Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc.
From 2008-2012, Ward served as General Sales Manager for KIRO-TV (CBS) in Seattle-Tacoma, WA where she was responsible for developing revenue-generating strategies for the station's local programming while leading all aspects of local, national and digital sales. She served as General Sales Manager for WNCN-TV (CBS) in Raleigh-Durham-Fayetteville, NC from 2006-2008 and was Local Sales Manager at WFLA-TV (NBC) in Tampa, FL from 2001-2006. Earlier in her career, Ward served as an Account Executive at WATL-TV (MyNetworkTV) in Atlanta, GA, and at KMGH-TV (ABC) and KUSA-TV (NBC) in Denver, CO.
Carol Ward majored in Business and Marketing at Mesa State College in Grand Junction, CO. She is a Board Member and sits on the Communications and Executive Committee teams of the American Diabetes Association Hampton Roads Leadership, a role she has held since 2013. She also serves as an active member of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce. Carol previously served on the JDRF Board (Seattle) and on the American Diabetes Leadership Team (Seattle, Raleigh, Tampa).
Ms. Ward, her husband (Rich), two daughters (Alison & Kaleigh) and three dogs reside in Virginia Beach.