Sean Wechter named senior vice president of digital technology and product development for TEGNA Media
Wechter was previously at Comcast where he served as vice president of technology and operations
This will take a little getting used to, but Gannett’s broadcast division, now a separate company, is now called TEGNA (all caps, hate that). The newspaper division kept the Gannett name, which probably says something about the reputation of Gannett.
In any case, TEGNA today announced a new hire, its first senior vice president of digital technology and product development, grabbing Sean Wechter from Comcast.
Here is TEGNA’s hire announcement:
MCLEAN, Va. – July 1, 2015 — TEGNA Inc., formerly Gannett Co., Inc., has named Sean Wechter to the newly created position of senior vice president of digital technology and product development for TEGNA Media. He will report to Dave Lougee, president, TEGNA Media.
Wechter will lead the creative vision for TEGNA Media’s digital experiences and will be responsible for creating and designing innovative and engaging products as well as improving and enhancing existing products. He will oversee the continual UI/UX, design, development and enhancements of TEGNA Media’s websites and mobile, tablet and OTT apps.
Wechter comes to TEGNA Media from Comcast where he served as vice president of technology and operations. He oversaw Xfinity’s web, mobile and TV entertainment platforms. Prior to Comcast, Wechter was the leader of Dell’s interactive tools team. He has also held executive positions with Philips Electronics, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Gartner and Chipshot.com.
“Sean has been at the forefront of bringing cross-platform products to the viewing experience across web, mobile and TV,” said Lougee. “His vision and experience will be huge assets as we continue to expand the ways we distribute and produce new and existing video products across multiple platforms.”
Wechter holds an MBA in Management from Bentley College and a Bachelor of Science from Clarkson University. He is a certified Java programmer and holds a U.S. patent for a fraud detection system. He and his wife, Jill, have two children.