Vice President, Radio
Steve Wexler, 57, began his broadcast career in 1977 as an intern at WTMJ-AM, owned by Journal Communications. He hosted on-air programs on both WTMJ-AM and WKTI-FM in the late 1970s and early 80s before leaving the company to become an on-air talent and program manager at Hearst Broadcasting’s WISN-AM in 1985.
In 1989, Steve left Milwaukee to become program manager for King Broadcasting’s KGW-AM (Portland, Oregon) and KING-AM (Seattle) before returning to Milwaukee and Journal in 1993 as program manager of WTMJ-AM.
In 1997, Steve was promoted to vice president and general manager of Journal Communications’ radio stations in Tucson, Arizona. In 2001, he was promoted to senior vice president and moved to Omaha, Nebraska, where he was responsible for Journal’s radio and television operations.
In 2006, Steve was elected a corporate vice president of Journal Communications.
In 2007, he returned home to Milwaukee as vice president and general manager of WTMJ-TV, WTMJ-AM and WKTI-FM in addition to his corporate regional role, overseeing television and radio operations in several Journal markets.
In 2014, Steve stepped away from day-to-day general manager duties to head Journal’s radio division, leading the company’s 34-station group across eight markets. He continues this role today as vice president of Radio for The E.W. Scripps Company, following the merger of Journal and Scripps in 2015.
Steve attended the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in management from Bellevue University in Omaha. He serves on the boards of directors of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association (WBA) and the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB).