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.
Manager of News and Local Content
Veteran newsmaker, who recently anchored for KSTU- FOX in Salt Lake City, Matt has been hired as the new Central Oregon Daily news director. Previously a top anchor for KTVZ -NBC and KOHD-ABC, Matt is a familiar face for the Central Oregon market.
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.
National Sales Manager
Amy started her career in TV syndication, allowing her to travel to just about every city in the country. Within a few years, she began managing district offices in Chicago and New York City. She became regional director with CBS Television Network in NYC. She also managed a small mountain television station and regional cable sales systems in St. Petersburg and Tampa, combined. Since moving to Bend in 2017, she and her dogs have no idea why anyone would live anywhere else.
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.
Creative Services Manager
From commercials… to an action sports TV show… to a brief stint as a news reporter, I’ve been in the Central Oregon television scene since 2003. And as KOHD’s longest standing employee, I couldn’t be happier that we’re now part of the amazing Central Oregon Daily/TDS family. When not making commercials, you can find me snowboarding on Bachelor, on the softball field, or at home with my beautiful wife and our two cats.
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!
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.