Meredith Corporation - Local Media Group
Paul Karpowicz is the president of the Meredith Local Media Group. He oversees Meredith's 12 television stations that reach nearly 10 percent of television households across the country and one radio property.
In addition to expanding news and growing ratings across the station group, Paul has expanded Meredith's media footprint during his tenure. He created and grew Meredith Video Studios, the company's in-house video initiative. It includes two broadband channels - Better.tv, a daily hour-long syndicated lifestyle show currently airing in more than 60 markets; and Parents TV, a video on demand service airing on Comcast cable systems.
Paul is credited with strengthening the Local Media Group's online presence by improving technology and adding dedicated Internet sales and creative staff at every station. Paul is also a champion of leveraging Meredith National Media Group assets to generate non-traditional revenue through the Cornerstone program, a unique marketing initiative which draws on Meredith's publishing expertise.
Paul began his career at LIN Broadcasting Corporation in 1976 with WIL Radio in St. Louis. In 1979, he moved to the then Pulitzer-owned WLNE-TV in Providence, R.I., where he was promoted to vice president and general manager. Paul returned to LIN in 1989 and spent five years as president and general manger at WISH-TV in Indianapolis. In 1994, he was named vice president of LIN Television. During his tenure there, Paul presided over significant growth in LIN's broadcasting business, nearly doubling the station group in size, from 12 to 23 stations. Paul joined Meredith in February 2005 with 30 years of broadcasting experience.
He currently serves as the chairman of the National Association of Broadcaster's Joint Board of Directors. Paul also serves on the Broadcaster's Foundation Board and the Board of Directors for Broadcast Music, Inc. He formerly served on the Association for Maximum Service Television (MSTV) Board, and he is the former chairman of NAB's Television Board, Television Bureau of Advertising Board and the CBS Affiliates Board. He has served on the executive committees of the Rhode Island and Indiana Broadcasters Associations.
A native of St. Louis, Paul received his bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame in 1975. He and his wife, Lisa, have two grown children.