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Steve Pontius

Steve Pontius is the Executive Vice President & General Manager of Waterman Broadcasting Corporation. He is the General Manager of WBBH-TV/NBC-2, Fort Myers, Florida, and is also responsible for the operation of: WZVN-TV/ABC7, Fort Myers, Florida; WVIR -TV, (NBC) Charlottesville, Virginia; NBC-2.COM; and ABC-7.COM.

Born in Bloomington, Indiana, he graduated from Texas Christian University in 1974. Pontius has over 40 years of experience in the television and media industry serving as a reporter, sales executive and sales manager positions in Tyler, TX, San Antonio, TX, Dallas-Fort Worth, TX and St. Louis, MO before moving to Fort Myers, FL. Pontius has been married to his college sweetheart, Lou, for 45 years.

He joined Waterman Broadcasting 32 years ago and has served as the Vice President & General Manager for the past 31 years.

Pontius is very active throughout Southwest Florida, currently serving on the Boards for the Fort Myers Rotary Club, Boy Scouts of America for both Southwest Florida and the Southern Region, United Way of Lee County, Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, Horizon Council for Lee County, as well as the BB&T Bank Regional Advisory Board. He has received numerous awards for his service to the community.

Professionally, Pontius has served as the Chairman of the Florida Association of Broadcasters…and has served continuously on that Board since 1986. He is also active with both the NBC and ABC affiliates associations.






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