About Zolo Media/TDS Broadcasting LLC

Zolo 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.

Zolo Leadership

Zolo is operated locally by an experienced team, ready to tell your story.

Julie Brinks

General Manager

Julie Brinks believes the key to success for small broadcasters is hyper-localism. This critical component is a part of the vision that is being developed for the Zolo Media portfolio. Leading the Zolo Media sales and operational management team for KOHD-ABC, KBNZ-CBS, COTV and CO4 is a big role, and Julie has more than succeeded in it since joining Zolo Media in October of 2014.

Sean Leavitt

National Sales Manager

Sean’s media career began as a radio announcer in Crescent City, California, and then stops in Medford and Eugene, where he moved to television advertising sales in 1986. Since then he has held direct sales and sales management positions in both television and radio. Sean moved the Central Oregon in 2007. Sean’s personal credo is “if it ain’t fun it ain’t worth doing. And if you absolutely have to do it, make it fun.”

Juliane Reed

Local Sales Manager

A graduate of Southern Oregon University, her love of marketing, promotions and helping local businesses comes natural . A former media buyer for Les Schwab Tire and 12 years as a Senior Account Executive – has given her a great perspective – from both sides of the table. Building relationships and a commitment to results- are at the core of the leadership style she is bringing to the sales team at Zolo Media.

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 Zolo since May, 2010.

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 Zolo Media 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.

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 Zolo, 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.

Michele Lepore

Traffic Supervisor

Michele Lepore has been with Zolo Media 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!


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 Zolo Media, offering a wide range of viewing options for Central Oregonians. Original and distinctive local programming produced by Zolo includes Central Oregon Daily, 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 Telecom, headquartered in Madison, Wis., operates BendBroadband, OneNeck® IT Solutions LLC, and TDS Baja Broadband LLC. Combined, the company employs 3,300 people. Visit tdstelecom.com.

Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS], a Fortune 1000TM company, provides wireless; wireline and cable broadband, TV and voice; and hosted and managed services to approximately six million customers nationwide through its business units, U.S. Cellular, TDS Telecom, OneNeck IT Solutions, Baja Broadband and BendBroadband. Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Chicago, TDS employs 10,600 people. Visit tdsinc.com.