Rob Mennie was named the president and general manager of WTLV in Jacksonville and senior vice president/news for Tegna Television (formerly Gannett) in August 2014. Prior to that, he had been VP/senior news executive for Gannett Television. Rob has worked on the Gannett Broadcasting corporate staff since August of 1997. Rob was named VP/news at W*USA-TV, Gannett’s CBS affiliate in Washington, D.C. in December 1996. He joined W*USA as news director in July 1995 and came to Washington from Dayton, Ohio’s WDTN-TV, where he also served as news director. Prior to WDTN, he was assistant news director at Gannett-owned KPNX-TV in Phoenix from 1993 to 1994.
From 1989 to 1993, Rob was executive news producer at Gannett-owned WXIA-TV in Atlanta. Among his duties there, he organized and produced WXIA’s coverage of the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. While at WXIA, the station won two Emmys for outstanding newscasts and a Regional Associated Press Television News Station of the Year Award. He was executive producer for WCMH-TV and special projects producer for WSYX-TV, both in Columbus, Ohio. Rob began his television career in 1982 at WCMH-TV in Columbus as a photographer and later worked as a photographer/editor. Among his duties there, he traveled to parts of the world with Jack Hanna shooting wildlife documentaries. Rob and his family have four children.