Steve Watt is the Director of Sales/Station Manager at WSMV-TV (NBC, Nashville, TN) owned by the Meredith Corporation. Before joining Meredith in July 2019, he served as the Vice President/General Manager of KSHB/KMCI (NBC, Kansas City) owned by the E.W. Scripps Company.
Prior to that, he worked at WKRN-TV (ABC, Nashville) for 13 years, moving up through the ranks from Local Sales Manager to General Sales Manager and ultimately VP/General Manager.
In his 30+ year career, he has served in various roles including news reporter, sales executive, sales manager and general manager in both television and radio.
Steve graduated from Iowa State University in 1987 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. The university owned WOI-TV in those years, and Steve worked as a part-time reporter during his senior year of school.
Steve is an Iowa native, growing up in the Quad Cities area and has been married to his wife Laurie for 30 years. They have two grown daughters and a son-in-law.