About Central Oregon Daily/Zolo Broadcasting LLC
Central Oregon Daily is Television in Central Oregon … on-air, on-line & on-the-go. We are KOHD – Central Oregon’s ABC, KBNZ – CBS for Central Oregon, and local programming on Central Oregon Daily, COTV and CO4 Visitors Network. We are storytellers of all that matters to Central Oregonians.
Central Oregon Daily Leadership
Central Oregon Daily is operated locally by an experienced team, ready to tell your story.
Shawn began his broadcast career in radio in his hometown of Batavia, NY. He quickly earned a reputation for his skill in developing new business. After several years in radio, Shawn was recruited into cable advertising sales as a local sales manager, eventually being promoted to regional sales manager and ultimately to district sales manager, where he served in markets across the country from Massachusetts to California.
Creative Services & Marketing
Michele’s work is grounded in the creation of connections between brands and the people they serve. Through her passion, vision and leadership, she has earned a reputation as a brand leader and change agent. Michele previously worked for national and regional advertising agencies, and founded her own creative shop, Nerve Incorporated. She joined Central Oregon Daily in 2014 and leads the strategic marketing and creative direction for the organization.
Manager of News and Local Content
Dave has been television news director/anchor, cable manager, award-wining filmmaker and a closet country rocker. A longtime central Oregon resident (and native Oregonian), Dave is deeply involved in the community. He enjoys traveling the state with the Destination Oregon crew, finding the popular and unknown places that make our state such a great place to live.
Local Sales Manager
With degrees in Broadcasting and Public Relations, John began his broadcasting career in 1983 as an Account Manager in the San Francisco Bay Area and moved his family to Bend in 1996 to launch Fox Central Oregon. Having held the positions from Local Sales Manager to General Manager during his career, he now has found the “perfect home” with Central Oregon Daily. He’s the proud parent of four wonderful children and the outdoors remains his passion and joy.
Michele Lepore has been with Central Oregon Daily for 9 years, since relocating to Bend, Oregon from Philadelphia in 2005.
Prior to working in media, her background involved marketing administration, primarily in the insurance industry.
She has a passion for technology and problem-solving, which have proved to be a great asset in media traffic!
Chief Broadcast Engineer
After taking more time finishing college than Tommy Boy, Greg finally started work in the feature film & TV industry. Greg has worked in nearly every capacity at local TV stations, including morning news director, local commercial production, sales & promotions and at Central Oregon Daily, he has returned to his real love, production. He has produced and/or directed COTV Sports, myWindow, cooking shows, town halll shows, city council meetings, and much more.
About TDS Broadcasting LLC
TDS Broadcasting LLC, a TDS company, operates KOHD-TV the ABC affiliate, KBNZ-LP the CBS affiliate, COTV11 and CO4 Visitors Network as Central Oregon Daily, offering a wide range of viewing options for Central Oregonians.
Central Oregon Daily provides targeted advertising solutions through a combination of local originated content, local broadcast television stations, and on BendBroadband and Crestview cable television networks. Central Oregon Daily Creative Services offers award-winning video production for television spot production. Visit centraloregondaily.com.
TDS Broadcasting LLC and Central Oregon Daily are part of TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS Telecom), which is based in Madison, Wis. Combined, the companies employ nearly 2,700 people and are subsidiaries of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS], a Fortune 1000® company. Founded in 1969, TDS Inc. employs 9,400 people and has approximately six million connections nationwide through its businesses U.S. Cellular, TDS Telecom, OneNeck IT Solutions LLC, TDS Broadband Service, and TDS Broadcasting LLC. TDS Inc. has been named to several Forbes lists, including America’s Best Employers for Diversity, Best Large Employers, and Best Employers for Women. Visit tdsinc.com.