Carol Rueppel, vice president and general manager of Fox-owned KMSP (Fox) and WFTC (MNT) in Minneapolis (DMA 15), retired in 2015 after 17 years with Fox Television Stations.
Rueppel was named VP-GM of KMSP-WFTC in October 2001. Under her direction KMSP has increased its newscasts to 52 hours a week. In the summer and fall of 2014, KMSP launched Fox 9 News at 6 p.m., Fox 9 News at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Fox 9 Game Day at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, and Fox Sports Now at 10:30 p.m. Sunday.
Under Rueppel’s guidance the stations have developed several original formats, including The Buzz, The Reporters and On the Fly. KMSP also developed a signature website at myfox9.com.
In making the announcement, Jack Abernethy, Fox Television Stations CEO, said:“Carol has been a successful leader and respected colleague whose 17-year career with Fox is filled with many accomplishments. We want to thank her for her many years of dedication and wish her much happiness in her retirement. I am disappointed that she is leaving us but respect her decision and she will be truly missed.”