McDermott, Deborah

CEO | Standard Media Group LLC

McDermott, Deborah

Deb McDermott was named CEO of Standard Media Group in April 2018 to lead the acquisition of nine TV stations across seven markets for $441.7 million and spearhead the company's future growth.

Ms. McDermott's appointment followed a 20-plus year career leading broadcast groups – most recently as COO of Media General and CEO-President of Young Broadcasting – in which she successfully acquired and integrated more than 90 stations. During her tenure she helped grow Young/Media General from an approximate $220 million enterprise value regional TV group to just under a $5 billion enterprise value national broadcaster.

The Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame inductee has served as Chair of the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE), Chair of the ABC Affiliate Board of Governors, and as a member of the Boards of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and the Television Bureau of Advertising (TVB).