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Shawn Bartelt, director of sales for Cox’s stations in Charlotte, N.C. (WSOC and WAXN) will succeed Bill Hoffman as vice president and general manager of Orlando’s WFTV and WRDQ.

According to a press release, Bartelt joined Cox in 2000 as director of sales at WSOC and WAXN. She began her broadcasting career at WWSB in Sarasota in 1977 as a reporter on the late-night shift and left in 1978 to become a daytime reporter and weekend anchor at WMBB in Panama City. In 1979 she returned to WWSB as daytime reporter and weekend anchor. She joined Storer Cable in Sarasota as local origination manager from 1981-1986 where she coordinated and hosted local programming covering Sarasota County and then launched and managed the sales team there from 1986-1988.

In 1989, she returned to WWSB on the broadcasting side as a local account executive and was soon promoted to national sales manager. She held positions as national sales manager at Orlando’s WESH from 1990-1992, local sales manager at WTOG in Tampa from 1993-1994 and general sales manager at WPBF in West Palm from 1994-2000.

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