Lyle Schulze named vice president, general manager of WIS

Published: Mar. 26, 2015 at 1:00 PM EDT|Updated: Mar. 26, 2015 at 8:02 PM EDT
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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Lyle Schulze has been named vice president and general manager of WIS-TV.

Schulze previously held the position of vice president and general manager at WCTI/WFXI/WYDO in the Greenville/New Bern/Washington, North Carolina market since 2010.

“We feel very fortunate to be able to bring in Lyle with such a rich background and experiences to join and lead the team at WIS-TV,” Raycom Group Vice President Don Richards said.

“I am excited about the opportunity to join WIS-TV and be a part of the heritage of such a great station," Schulze said. "My wife Maureen and I look forward to living in and becoming a part of the wonderful community here in Columbia.”

In addition to WCTI/WFXI/WYDO, Schulze's career also includes corporate vice president of programming, vice president and general manager of KMIR/KPSE in Palm Springs, CA, vice president and general manager of WSYM in Lansing, MI, general manager of WAZE in Evansville, IN and stops at KHWB and KPRC in Houston, TX, WJZY in Charlotte, NC, WCTV and WITI in Milwaukee, WI.

During his time at WCTI, Schulze was active in the community, serving on the boards of Twin Rivers YMCA in New Bern, the New Bern Chamber of Commerce and Craven County Community College.

Schulze and his wife Maureen have been married for 36 years. Two of their three adult sons are presently serving our country in the U.S. Air Force, one as a scientist and the other as an engineer. Their other son is a molecular biologist with the Food and Drug Administration.

Schulze replaces Donita Todd who retired at the end of February. His first day at the station will be April 20.

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