ABC has named its owned stations digital chief, William Burton, as the new president and GM of KGO-TV, according to B&C and TV Spy. Burton replaces Valari Dobson Staab, who is moving on to head NBC’s owned stations group.
Burton has headed the ABC O&O’s digital media initiatives since 2006. From 1994 to 2006, he was vice president of programming and director of creative services at KABC in LA. He’s also worked at KUSA Denver and WPVI Philadelphia.