Gray Television has announced that it has promoted Ronna Corrente to General Manager of WVUE Fox8, and Joe Sciortino, the General Manager of KSLA News12 in Shreveport, as General Manager of WAFB.
Ronna Corrente started her career in television at Fox affiliate WDKY-TV in her home state of Kentucky in 1995. Over the next several years, she rose through the ranks to General Sales Manager and later General Manager. In February 2018, she moved to Baton Rouge to become WAFB’s General Manager.
Under Ronna’s leadership, WAFB earned numerous EMMY and Associated Press Awards for news content as well as its first-ever National Edward R. Murrow Award. In 2019, the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters named WAFB its Station of the Year.
WAFB’s incoming General Manager, Joe Sciortino, began his broadcast career over 30 years ago when he graduated Loyola University in New Orleans and started at WWL-TV, the market’s CBS affiliate. After 19 years at WWL-TV in a variety of positions, Joe moved to Baton Rouge and joined WAFB’s sales force. In January 2011, he became the Sales Manager of Gray’s KAIT-TV (ABC) in Jonesboro, Arkansas.
In April 2016, Joe moved to Shreveport to become KSLA’s General Manager. He and his wife are excited to return to WAFB and Baton Rouge.
Ronna and Joe begin their new roles at Gray Television on February 1st.