Brian Sather (submitted photo)
Brian Sather has been named the new president and general manager of KCCI television in Des Moines, according to a news release sent today by the station. Sather succeeds Paul Fredericksen, who in September announced his plans to retire. He is KCCI's fifth general manager since it signed on in 1955. Sather comes from KHBS-TV/KHOG-TV, the Hearst Television Inc. ABC affiliates serving the Fort Smith and Fayetteville, Ark., television markets. He also was president and general manager there. Prior to moving to KHBS/KHOG in 2010, Sather rose through the ranks at KETV, the Hearst ABC affiliate in Omaha. He started at KETV as national sales manager, ending as general sales manager. Sather began his TV career in news, serving as a photojournalist and in various other newsroom positions at KELO-TV, the Sioux Falls CBS affiliate.