Ex-Denver TV exec takes over lead at Channel 5
Denver television executive Terry Brown has been named executive director of Vail Valley Community Television, a local community access channel. A New York native, Brown began work with Channel 5 on July 19.Brown was vice president and general manager of Denver’s KTVD-TV from 1991 to 1999. Brown, who lives in Edwards, moved to the Vail Valley following his retirement from KTVD in 1999.
Prior to his tenure with KTVD, Brown held a similar job at KDVR-TV in Denver.”We obviously feel extremely fortunate to not only have someone with Terry’s experience in our own backyard, but to have him genuinely interested in immersing himself in the community with Channel 5 as the vehicle,” said Brian Hall, president of the board of directors for Channel 5. Brown graduated from American International College in Springfield, Mass. with a bachelor’s of science degree in business. His television career spans 30 years, including sales stints in New York and Missouri before moving to Colorado in 1985.
“The Vail Valley is a tremendous community,” Brown said, “and my goal is to ensure that Channel 5 is a great reflection of that fact for both residents and guests.”Channel 5 has been in operation since 1982, existing as a partnership between the towns of Vail, Avon and Minturn, as well as the nonprofit entity that serves as the operations manager of the partnership.
The station is transmitted to the subscribers of Comcast Cable, with coverage from East Vail to Cordillera. Programming includes local government coverage of town council meetings, special election candidate forums, Eagle County School Board and ECO Transit Authority meetings, and various local special events coverage.
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