WKTV General Manager Vic Vetters leaving company after 17 years

(WKTV) - Vice President and General Manager Vic Vetters announced he will be leaving WKTV NEWSChannel 2 after more than 17 years at the station.

Late Tuesday, the company Media General announced that Vetters was named Vice-President and General Manager of WJAR, its NBC affiliate in Providence, Rhode Island, effective October 3, 2011.

A more than 20 year veteran of the broadcast TV industry, Vic succeeds Lisa Churchville at WJAR, who retired June 30. Since 2007, Vic has been VP and group manager of WFFF and WVNY, a Fox-ABC duopoly in Burlington, Vermont, and WKTV, the NBC affiliate in Utica, N.Y.

From 2001 until 2007, he was VP, GM and general sales manager of WKTV and WBU, NBC and CW affiliates in Utica, N.Y. He joined WKTV-TV as director of news and operations in 1994, before being promoted to national sales manager in 1998.

Vic was the long-time anchor of NEWSChannel 2 at Noon at WKTV before signing off in May 2008. Vic has anchored at several other television stations in the northeast, beginning his career at WSTM-TV in Syracuse where he was weekend anchor and reporter. Vic also served as primary anchor at WBRE-TV in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

A native of the Capital Region, Vic earned his bachelor's degree in History from Hamilton College and received a master's in broadcast journalism from Syracuse University. In addition, he was awarded a law degree with honors from Albany Law School and he has been a member of the New York State Bar since 1995.

With involvement in several civic organizations, Vic was named Campaign Chairman of the United Way of Greater Utica in 2004. The year prior, he served as Vice Chairman for the United Way.

Vic is married to his wife, Nancy, with whom they have a daughter, Laura Leigh, born October 2001.

Vic's WKTV Family wishes him well as he transitions to a new company and new location in Rhode Island and we thank him for his years of dedication to the station.

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