Senior Vice President, Programming
Bob Sullivan was named Senior Vice President of Programming for TEGNA in March 2015 and is focused on original program development. In the fall of 2016, Sullivan helped create and launch a national syndicated daytime talk show TD Jakes seen in over 60 markets and on The Oprah Winfrey Network. For fall 2017, Sullivan is developing three new programs: Daily Blast LIVE, Sister Circle and Sing Like A Star.
Sullivan previously had been the Vice President of Programming for Scripps Television since 2010 where he oversaw the creation and development of four original programs, three in national syndication, including the game show “Let’s Ask America” in partnership with Warner Brothers Television; the viral video program “Right This Minute” in partnership with MagicDust Productions, Cox Broadcasting and Raycom Media; and “The List,” a nightly news and lifestyle magazine program. In addition, he created and launched “The Now,” a nightly one-hour local news program, an original daytime program exclusively for Scripps stations
Prior to Scripps, Sullivan owned his own marketing and content development company, Sullivan and Associates whose client list included Cold Stone Ice Cream, Taco Time Restaurants, and Blimpie Subs. He also served as President of The Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee for Super Bowl XLII played in February 2008 in Glendale, Arizona.
Sullivan has over 30 years of broadcast senior leadership experience as VP-Television, General Manager, Station Manager and News Director. Sullivan rejoined TEGNA (Gannett) where he previously worked from 1987-1998 for K*USA TV (Assistant News Director), WTLV (News Director), KPNX (News Director, Station Manager), and W*USA (President and General Manager.) He also held the dual role as VP-Television where he oversaw the five (5) Gannett CBS affiliates.
Sullivan lives and works in Phoenix, AZ. He enjoys music, traveling and attending sporting events in his spare time.