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Bob Sullivan

SVP of Programming
TEGNA Media

Bob Sullivan, SVP of Programming for TEGNA is focused on original, multi-platform program development.  In 2016, Sullivan helped create and launch a daily talk show TD Jakes, syndicated nationally and on The Oprah Winfrey Network.  In 2017, Sullivan developed and launched three new programs: Daily Blast Live, a nightly, live news and information program syndicated nationally by Sony Television, Sister Circle, a daily, live ensemble talk show syndicated nationally and on TvOne Cable and Sing Like a Star, a weekly nationally syndicated singing competition show.  Sullivan is currently creating a daily, live, multi-platform e-commerce program and developing live content for the OTT space.

Sullivan previously had been the VP of Programming for Scripps Television since 2010 where he oversaw the creation and development of four original programs, three in national syndication, Let’s Ask America, a nightly game show in partnership with Warner Brothers / Telepictures Studios syndicated to affiliate stations and The Game Show Network, Right This Minute, a nightly viral video news program in partnership with Magic Dust Productions also nationally syndicated, The List, a nightly, syndicated entertainment magazine show, owned by Scripps and The Now, a live, nightly news and information program also owned by Scripps.

Prior to Scripps, Sullivan owned his own marketing and content development company, “Sullivan and Associates” helping his clients achieve consistent WINNING results working with the senior brand managers for a diverse client base including but not limited to: Cold Stone Creamery, Taco Time Restaurants, Blimpie Subs, The Competitor Group / PF Changs Rock and Roll Marathons, The NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame, Fox Sports, The Pat Tillman Foundation, Texas Instruments, Banner Healthcare, Scripps Media, Discovery Networks, The Learning Channel and Paramount Studios.

Sullivan has over 35 years of broadcast senior leadership experience as VP-Television, General Manager, Station Manager and News Director.  Sullivan rejoined TEGNA (Gannett) where he previously worked from 1987-1998 for K*USA TV (Assistant News Director), WTLV (News Director), KPNX (News Director, Station Manager), and W*USA (President and General Manager.)  He also held the dual role as VP-Television where he oversaw the five (5) Gannett CBS affiliates.

Sullivan lives and works in both Los Angeles, CA and Phoenix, AZ.

Topics: Programming, Syndication, Multi-Platform Content Development, Audience