Executive Vice President, Sales
ION Media Networks
Blaine Rominger is executive vice president at ION Media Networks, in charge of leading all interactive media including direct response short-form and long-form advertising across all ION assets: ION Network, 60 owned-and-operated television stations across the U.S.; digital networks ION Life and Qubo; and he launched ShopTV in 2013 across the digital station platform footprint. After a July 2013 promotion to leading the ION Network short-form sales division, Rominger now splits time between the New York and Los Angeles offices. Prior to joining ION in 2008, he was general manager of Time Warner Cable Media Sales, overseeing 12 sales offices in Los Angeles, San Diego and Arizona. He led the successful consolidation of three MSOs in the region — Time Warner, Comcast and Adelphia. After graduating from USC, Rominger started his career in television at Los Angeles’ KABC-TV in research, then went into sales at Petry Television. He spent 12 years at KTLA-TV, where he began as account executive, eventually rising to general sales manager at the Tribune Broadcasting flagship property, transitioning the station into a WB, then CW, affiliate. Rominger also headed up sales for Univision at KMEX-TV, and was director of sales at the No. 1 Fox affiliate, KTVU-TV in San Francisco. He currently resides in Naples Island, Calif., and in New York.