Sinclair names Joseph Koff vice president of Training and Development

    Sinclair names Joseph Koff vice president of Training and Development

PR Newswire

BALTIMORE, Nov. 7, 2013

BALTIMORE, Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.
(Nasdaq: SBGI) announced that Joseph Koff has been named Vice President of
Training and Development, in addition to his role as Chief Operating Officer
of Sinclair's wrestling promotion, Ring of Honor. The announcement was made
by Steve Marks, Chief Operating Officer of Sinclair's television group.

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In making the announcement, Mr. Marks said, "We are very pleased to promote
Joe and make official the lead role he has been handling for us for years.
Our first sales boot camps were created and taught by Joe. They eventually
evolved into Sinclair University, which is our in-house sales training
program, the curriculum of which Joe created and personally teaches. He has
been an integral part in growing our top line revenues through the training of
our account executives and local sales managers. We have seen solid results
from the almost 200 sellers who have participated in Sinclair University and
look forward to Joe expanding upon those success stories."

"I am excited about the recognition of my contributions to such an innovative
Company that places a high value on the development of its employees,"
commented Joe Koff. "We are fortunate to have station sales departments that
are motivated to sell, eager to expand their knowledge base and wanting to
contribute to the overall success of Sinclair." 

Mr. Koff has almost 40 years of broadcast and management experience. He has
been with Sinclair since 2003 in multiple roles. Most recently and since 2011,
Mr. Koff has served as Chief Operating Officer of Sinclair's wrestling
franchise, Ring of Honor. Since 2010, Mr. Koff has headed Sinclair
University, the Company's in-house sales training program that he created.
Prior to that and from 2006, he was a Group Manager overseeing multiple
Sinclair television markets. From 2003 through 2006, Mr. Koff headed
Sinclair's in-house direct mail initiative, which at its peak, produced over 6
million pieces a month. From 1998 to 2003, Mr. Koff served in various
management roles at Muzak and its largest franchise owner, Audio
Communications, where he was President and CEO. During his television
broadcasting career, Mr. Koff has served as General Manager, General Sales
Manager, National Sales Manager, Local Sales Manager and account executive for
various stations, including some which are now owned by Sinclair. Mr. Koff
graduated with a Bachelors degree in Mass Communications from the University
of Miami, Florida and has a Masters degree in Business Administration with a
specialty in Leadership from the University of Baltimore.

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., the largest and one of the most diversified
television broadcasting companies, owns and operates, programs or provides
sales services to 163 television stations in 77 markets, pro forma for pending
transactions. Sinclair's television group is affiliated with all major
networks and will reach approximately 38.7% of all U.S. television households.
For more information, please visit Sinclair's website at www.sbgi.net.

SOURCE Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.

Website: http://www.sbgi.net
Contact: Steve Marks, COO, (813) 886-9882
 
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