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MEMPHIS, Tenn. –Ron Walter, WREG’s president and general manager, will fill one of nine positions on the TVA Board of Directors.

The U.S. Senate approved Wednesday Congressman Steve Cohen’s recommendation by a vote of 86 to 12.

“I was pleased to recommend Ron Walter to President Obama, as I have known Ron for nearly 40 years and know of no finer citizen of our community,” Cohen said. “He is diligent in all things, active and well-loved in the community for his genuine, caring attitude.”

“I am very pleased Ron was confirmed by the U.S. Senate today, and I know he will do an outstanding job and serve the TVA constituency with good judgment and rectitude,” he added.

Walter has been president and general manager of WREG since 2004, and has been with the station since 1987.