Mary Margaret Nelms, general manager of Charleston, South Carolina ABC affiliate WCIV-TV is Broadcast and Cable magazine's 2015 General Manager of the Year for 51+ markets.
"It is an honor to be nominated and recognized by the industry for doing what I enjoy and have been dedicated to for years,"Nelms said. "The Charleston community has faced several challenges and tragedies this year, and I am proud of how the staff rose to cover these stories. I am inspired every day by the work of my team and our role and importance as local broadcasters to serve and inform our communities."
The station's management congratulated Nelms on her achievement.
"We congratulate Mary Margaret on this outstanding achievement and recognition for her leadership, professionalism, and dedication," Steve Pruett, co-chief operating officer of Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc.'s television group, WCIV's parent company, said. "This past year she successfully managed the station with grace and compassion, while covering difficult news stories that impacted and touched not only the Charleston community but a broader national audience."
Nelms has served as General Manager of Sinclair's WCIV–TV (ABC) since 2014.