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1/26/2022 – 7News/WJLA announced today Gerald Foley will be joining the Government Matters team as Managing Director, overseeing all facets of Government Matters’ Federal Market platforms.  His start date will be Monday, January 31.

Foley joins Government Matters from Sightline Media Group where he led Defense News and its other federal government brands as Vice President of Global Sales and Strategy. His vast business-to-government (B2G) experience in the media sector spans leadership roles across industry leading organizations including Gannett Government Media and Government Executive.

As Managing Director, Foley will be overseeing Government Matters content and driving the business and sales development on its multi-media interactive digital and broadcast platforms.

“We are excited Gerald Foley has joined our Government Matters team.  He is the ideal leader to take the team to the next level in this very competitive space.  He has a proven track record of successful, innovative federal government media experience in the DC market and has gained a strong reputation for his vision and leadership in the business-to-government realm,” said WJLA 7News/ 24/7 Senior Vice President and General Manager, William Fanshawe.

Foley has a Master of Science degree in Management, Strategy & Leadership from Michigan State University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government from Georgetown University.  He is a new dad and in his spare time you can find him hiking around Takoma Park, experimenting in the kitchen, or exploring a new craft brewery.

Government Matters can be seen on sister cable channel WJLA 24/7 News weeknights at 8pm and 10:30pm and on 7News Sunday mornings at 10:30am.

WJLA 24/7 News airs on the following D.C. area channels:

  • Comcast 808 HD | 28 SD
  • Cox: 1008 HD | 8 SD
  • DirectTV: 8
  • Dish Network: 8
  • Fios: 508 HD | 8 SD
  • Open Band: 8 SD
  • RCN: 608 HD | 308 SD

About Government Matters:

Government Matters is a television news program dedicated to providing non-partisan information and analysis to federal managers, contractors and those supporting the federal marketplace. The program airs weeknights on WJLA 24/7 News, Sunday Mornings on 7News WJLA and worldwide on the American Forces Network (AFN).

Government Matters’ editorial programming is appointment viewing for a critical mass of Federal/DOD/Government Contractor decision makers who need up-to-date information about the Business of Government, activities within specific federal agencies, etc.  The show’s host, Mimi Geerges, is an iconic and important member of this public sector community.  Her knowledge and credible interview style combine to create a safe environment where Federal/DOD leadership want to come to discuss important issues.

Government Matters Thought Leadership Network (GMTLN) is the custom arm of the Government Matters editorial program. The GMTLN team works with marketing partners (Government Contractors/Tech Companies) to create customized programs that are built to provide transparency and ROI. Our custom offerings include panels, webinars, events, digital, custom television shows, video production, etc. Topics for GMTLN have included Workforce deployment, DoD initiatives, Homeland and Cyber Security, Artificial Intelligence and Election Security.

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