About Central Oregon Daily/TDS Broadcasting LLC

Central Oregon Daily Leadership

Central Oregon Daily is Television in Central Oregon…on-air, on-line & on-the-go. We are KOHD – Central Oregon’s ABC, KBNZ – CBS for Central Oregon, and local programming on Central Oregon Daily, COTV and CO4 Visitors Network. We are storytellers of all that matters to Central Oregonians. Central Oregon Daily is operated locally by an experienced team, ready to tell your story.

Shawn Wilcox

General Manager

Shawn began his broadcast career in radio in his hometown of Batavia, NY. He quickly earned a reputation for his skill in developing new business. After several years in radio, Shawn was recruited into cable advertising sales as a local sales manager, eventually being promoted to regional sales manager and ultimately to district sales manager, where he served in markets across the country from Massachusetts to California.

Michele O’Hara

Creative Services & Marketing

Michele’s work is grounded in the creation of connections between brands and the people they serve. Through her passion, vision and leadership, she has earned a reputation as a brand leader and change agent.
Michele previously worked for national and regional advertising agencies, and founded her own creative shop, Nerve Incorporated. She joined Central Oregon Daily in 2014 and leads the strategic marketing and creative direction for the organization.

Curtis Vogel

Manager of News and Local Content

Curtis Vogel believes in the power of storytelling to spotlight stories that are underrepresented in the community, speak truth to power, be a watchdog against government corruption, and to stand up for those who don’t have the ability to stand up for themselves. In his new role as Manager of News and Local Content, Curtis is leading the startup of a new news department for KOHD-ABC, KBNZ-CBS and COTV.

John Edwards

Local Sales Manager

With degrees in Broadcasting and Public Relations, John began his broadcasting career in 1983 as an Account Manager in the San Francisco Bay Area and moved his family to Bend in 1996 to launch Fox Central Oregon. Having held the positions from Local Sales Manager to General Manager during his career, he now has found the “perfect home” with Central Oregon Daily. He’s the proud parent of four wonderful children and the outdoors remains his passion and joy.

Michele Lepore

Traffic Supervisor

Michele Lepore has been with Central Oregon Daily for 9 years, since relocating to Bend, Oregon from Philadelphia in 2005.
Prior to working in media, her background involved marketing administration, primarily in the insurance industry.
She has a passion for technology and problem-solving, which have proved to be a great asset in media traffic!

Josh Burke

Chief Broadcast Engineer

Josh has been local to Central Oregon since 1988.
Rooted in the music industry, Josh was involved in live concert production as an audio engineer or systems technician for nearly 16 years.
Production in one form or another has been in his blood for many years. From Concert production, location audio and grip for film and video, to systems integration and more, technology and production has always been a passion.
Josh has been in Broadcast with Central Oregon Daily since May, 2010.

Greg Fair

Production Manager

After taking more time finishing college than Tommy Boy, Greg finally started work in the feature film & TV industry. Greg has worked in nearly every capacity at local TV stations, including morning news director, local commercial production, sales & promotions and at Central Oregon Daily, he has returned to his real love, production. He has produced and/or directed COTV Sports, myWindow, cooking shows, town halll shows, city council meetings, and much more.


About TDS Broadcasting LLC

TDS Broadcasting LLC, a TDS Company, operates KOHD-TV the ABC affiliate, KBNZ-LP the CBS affiliate, COTV11 and CO4 Visitors Network as Central Oregon Daily, offering a wide range of viewing options for Central Oregonians. Original and distinctive local programming produced by Central Oregon Daily includes news programming offered weekdays at 6pm on ABC and 7pm on CBS along with weekday lifestyle show, Central Oregon Daily at 3p, which airs on KOHD/ABC, tourism related features for CO4 Visitors Network and coverage of high school sports on COTV11, as well as various local events and community activities.

TDS Telecommunications, LLC (TDS Telecom/TDS®), headquartered in Madison, Wis., operates TDS Broadband Service. Combined, the company employs 2,800 people. Visit tdstelecom.com.

Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS], a Fortune 1000® company, provides wireless; cable and wireline broadband, TV and voice; and hosted and managed services. TDS has approximately six million connections nationwide through its businesses U.S. Cellular, TDS Telecom, OneNeck IT Solutions LLC, and TDS Broadband Service. In 2018, TDS was named to three Forbes lists: America’s Best Employers for Diversity, Best Large Employers, and Best Employers for Women. Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Chicago, TDS employs 9,600 people. Visit tdsinc.com.