Creative services, programming exec Curtis Miles exits ABC 7

After five years as head of creative services and local programming at ABC-owned WLS-Channel 7, Curtis Miles is leaving to run a station in north central Wisconsin.

Miles has been named general manager of WAOW, the ABC affiliate in Wausau, Wisconsin. A 13-year veteran of ABC Television Group, Miles joined ABC 7 as vice president of creative services and local programming in 2013.

Curtis Miles

“He will be missed and we wish him all the best in his future endeavors,” John Idler, president and general manager of ABC 7, said in a memo to staff Wednesday.

Idler and Miles previously worked together at WTVD, the ABC-owned station in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Miles is the second department head to leave ABC 7 in recent months. In May Vincent Sollecito was promoted after nine years as vice president and general sales manager to president of ABC National Television Sales for the ABC Owned Television Stations Group. His position has not been filled.

Here is the text of Idler’s memo to staff:

Please join me in congratulating Curtis Miles.  After 13 years with the ABC Television Group, he has accepted a General Manager position with Quincy Media.  He will be moving Meg and “the boys” to Wausau, Wisconsin where he will run WAOW, the ABC Affiliate.  Since he joined ABC 7 he has been a valuable and well respected member of our team. 
I’d like to thank Curtis for his work and contributions to our success, and I am certain the passion, energy and creativity he brought to WLS will serve him well in his new role.  This a fantastic opportunity for Curtis to work with another great and well respected broadcast group.  
He will be missed and we wish him all the best in his future endeavors.
His last day will be July 21st.