Congratulations, Steve Ventura!

Published 07/31 2014 11:14PM

Updated 07/31 2014 11:16PM

A surprise party in Utica on Thursday night.  The man of honor recently named new- WFXV/WPNY/WUTR Vice President and General Manager Steve Ventura.

Ventura's promotion to the station's top job announced last week by Senior Vice President and Regional Manager of the Nexstar Broadcasting Group Bill Sally.

Family, friends, and colleagues got together at Swifty's in Utica to wish our new boss well.  And if you happened to be traveling down Genesee Street today you might have a special message on the marquee of the neighboring Stanley Theater.  It says, “Congratulations Steve Ventura New GM at all of our stations.”

Ventura joined the station in 2006 serving as director of sales.  He is a lifelong resident of the area and our advertising partners have depended on his expertise and guidance for over 20 years.  Hats off  to Steve - from all your fans here at the station, Eyewitness News, and all across our viewing area.

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