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Mary Lynn Roper

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President and General Manager

Local Address: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
The Hearst Corporation
300 West 57Th Street
New York , New York 10019
United States

Company Description: Hearst Business Media is an operating group of Hearst Corporation, which operates more than 20 business-to-business information services, electronic databases and...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • College degree , marketing , broadcast journalism
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Immediate Past-President Mary Lynn ..., 7 May 2015 [cached]
Immediate Past-President Mary Lynn Roper
Fifteen Minutes with Mary Lynn Roper | Rio Grande Chapter of SPJ, 29 Nov 2013 [cached]
Fifteen Minutes with Mary Lynn Roper
Fifteen Minutes with Mary Lynn Roper
Mary Lynn Roper, president and general manager of Albuquerque's ABC affiliate KOAT-TV, can do just that. She began her broadcast career in radio as a disc jockey in her hometown of Raton in 1970 and, by 1977, had moved on to become an on-air reporter and photographer at KOAT-TV. After winning an IRE Award of Excellence in reporting for her coverage of the New Mexico State Penitentiary uprising, she became the station's news director and, after a series of promotions within the then-parent company of Pulitzer Broadcasting, moved to her current role.
Mary Lynn Roper
About the Staff, 28 Aug 2004 [cached]
Mary Lynn Advertising Director ext. 3009
Mary Lynn Roper - KOAT 7 News Team Story - KOAT Albuquerque, 24 Nov 2006 [cached]
Mary Lynn began her broadcasting career in 1970 at radio station KRTN in her hometown of Raton.She eventually made her way to an all-news radio station in Albuquerque, but in 1977, was offered a position with Action 7 News as a photographer/reporter.Looking for something new and exciting, she made the switch to TV and has loved it ever since.
A few years after joining Action 7 News, she was promoted to become part of New Mexico's first weeknight co-anchor team, informing New Mexicans with Johnny Morris side-by-side.At the same time, she assumed the duties of Executive Producer.In 1986, Mary Lynn was promoted to News Director, and became the leader of the Action 7 News team, the first female TV News Director in the state.During her reign on-air and off-air, Action 7 News was a true powerhouse, often the No. 1 ABC affiliate in the nation.
After six years as News Director, KOAT 7's parent company at the time (Pulitzer Broadcasting) promoted her to the prestigious position of Vice-President of News.Mary Lynn helped oversee the newsroom operations at nine stations across the country.Again, she was the first woman to hold a corporate position for the well-known and highly respected company.
While she enjoyed her new position and new surroundings in St. Louis, she couldn't pass up the opportunity to return to her home state of New Mexico in September 1993, at which time she became General Manager of KOAT 7.Again, she's proud to be the first woman to hold this position in New Mexico.
In 1999, Hearst-Argyle Television acquired KOAT 7, and retained her as President and General Manager.Hearst-Argyle Television owns 25 stations across the country and -- like Pulitzer Broadcasting once was -- it is recognized as a news leader.The company has been honored with numerous awards, including the Walker Cronkite Award; the Peabody; the Columbia-du Pont Journalism Award; the Sigma Delta Chi Award; the Gabriel; the Ad Council Silver Bell; the National Headliner Award; the Edward R. Murrow Award; and the Emmy.
Mary Lynn is born here and best here.Her family's been in New Mexico for hundreds of years, counting back at least eight generations.She truly believes no other place in the world offers the same unique natural beauty, wonderfully proud variety of cultures, and kind-hearted people.As the leader of KOAT 7, she's serious about the station's commitment to the community.
New Mexico Broadcasters Association, 10 Dec 2013 [cached]
Chairman Mary Lynn Roper
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