Greg Catlin will retire Oct. 7 as president and CEO for dual licensee WSKG in Vestal, N.Y.
The station’s board is discussing options for interim leadership until a permanent successor is selected, according to a news release.
“Greg came to WSKG when we needed to establish financial stability. He has accomplished that objective and has put the station on sound financial footing,” said Board Chair Allen Buyck in the release. “In addition, he has worked with the board and staff to establish a sound strategic plan that will provide a vision for many years to come. On behalf of the board, we want to thank Greg for all of his contributions.”
The Thursday news release credited Catlin with bringing WSKG out of debt and into financial security by growing its endowment. The station also invested in infrastructure, opening a new office and studio in Ithaca, N.Y., and completing a $1 million dollar roof replacement. Car donations also “skyrocketed” during his tenure.
Catlin has led WSKG since 2016. He previously managed WBNG, the CBS affiliate in Binghamton, N.Y. He had worked for the commercial station for nearly 36 years and moved up from newsroom jobs, including reporter, anchor, news director and VP of news positions.
“It’s been an honor and privilege to serve and lead WSKG TV and radio for nearly six years. It’s well situated for many years ahead,” Catlin said in the news release. “WSKG has a focused mission and vision as a public media organization, specializing in education, with compelling content for all listeners and viewers and those using our growing digital technology.”