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Encyclopedia > David D. Smith

David Deniston Smith (born September 1, 1950), COB, President, and CEO of Sinclair Broadcast Group. September 1 is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years). ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Sinclair Broadcast Group (SBG) NASDAQ: SBGI is the operator of the largest number of local television stations in the United States with a total of 59 stations across the country in 38 (mostly) small and medium markets. ...

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Family

Married to Donna M. Smith (born June 21, 1954). The two live in Lutherville-Timonium, Maryland. June 21 is the 172nd day of the year (173rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 193 days remaining. ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lutherville-Timonium is a census-designated place (CDP) in Baltimore County, Maryland made up of the unicoporated communities of Lutherville and Timonium. ...


Career

President and Chief Executive Officer of Sinclair since 1988, and Chairman of the Board since 1990.


Arrests

According to a Baltimore Police Department arrest report, Smith was arrested on August 13, 1996, for solication and indecent acts involving a Baltimore streetwalker named Mary DiPaulo.


Controversies

The Sinclair Broadcast Group has been controversial due to Smith's broadcasting decisions. Smith airs what many believe to be only right-wing viewpoints and has cancelled news reports that do not lend themselves to support of the President George W. Bush White House, as with the Ted Koppel report on soldiers killed in Iraq. George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is an American politician and the 43rd and current President of the United States. ... Photo by Bob DAmico/ABC Ted Koppel, anchor of the ABC News program Nightline. ...


Further controversy has been provided by the commentaries of the network's Mark Hyman, which are aired on the local news shows of Sinclair Broadcast Group affiliates across the nation. Mark Hyman is the Vice President for Corporate Relations for Sinclair Broadcast Group, the largest chain of local television stations in the United States. ...


 
 

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