WBNS-10TV President and General Manager and Chief Revenue Officer of The Dispatch Printing Company, announced his intention to retire on Friday, May 31.
Tom Griesdorn has led the television station since 1999.
Griesdorn began his broadcasting career as the Manager of Sales and Financial Controls at WLS-TV (ABC) in Chicago.
Following WLS-TV, he moved to Detroit’s WXYZ-TV, where he eventually was promoted to the position of General Manager.
The native of Maria Stein, Ohio, returned to his home state of Ohio in 1995 when he became VP and GM of WOIO/WUAB-TV in Cleveland.
Griesdorn, a graduate of The Ohio State University, displayed a deep commitment to the central Ohio community service during his 15 years at 10TV.
He currently serves as Chairman of the Ohio Association of Broadcasters and has served on the boards of the United Way of Central Ohio, North Market Development Authority, Goodwill Columbus, The Columbus Metropolitan Club, ProMusica and Just Think, Inc. (Invention Convention).
“My heart has always been in central Ohio,” said Griesdorn. “I’ve loved my time at WBNS-10TV and working with some truly outstanding broadcasters. Now my heart is telling me it’s time to settle down and enjoy life. But where ever I go, that heart will hold a special place for WBNS, The Dispatch Printing Company, and the amazing people I’ve been privileged to call my ‘work’ family and my friends.”
Michael J. Fiorile, CEO and President of The Dispatch Printing Company, said that 10TV owes Griesdorn a great debt.
“He has been a tremendous leader who returned the station to a position of market leadership and maintained that dominance for many, many years,” Fiorile said. “He hired a team of executives and newscasters who are among the best in our industry. He leaves a great legacy as he begins the next chapter of his life.”