Sheila Oliver, GM, VP,  FOX 9 KMSP, FOX 9+ WFTC
Jul 11, 2019
Sheila Oliver, Gm, VP, FOX 9 KMSP, FOX 9+ WFTC
Sheila Oliver, GM, VP, FOX 9 KMSP, FOX 9+ WFTC

Sheila Oliver is the Vice President and General Manager of FOX 9 KMSP and FOX 9+ WFTC, where she has worked since 2002, starting first as the V.P. of Sales, and then being promoted to the role of General Manager in December, 2014.

A true Michigan State Spartan, Sheila’s television career actually began on radio at WJLB FM 98 in Detroit right after college. She then moved “south” to join the start-up FOX affiliate in Toledo (WUPW) where she worked from 1986 to 1997, and where she developed her love for broadcast television.  She was later a General Manager for television stations in Richmond, VA (CBS WTVR) and Milwaukee, WI (Indies WCGV/WVTV). She joined Fox in Phoenix, AZ (Fox KSAZ/KUTP) as the VP Sales.

At FOX 9, Sheila and her team produce 72 hours of local news per week, more than any station in the market.  In August ‘15 “The Jason Show” debuted; a unique, live talk show with a 50-person audience airing daily at 10am. With her team, the Fox 9 newscasts have risen to #1 in Mornings and #2 in Late News. Fox 9 is also partners with the University of Minnesota and the Minnesota Vikings. With these partners, Fox 9 produces “Vikings Live”, “Vikings Game Day Live”, “The P.J. Fleck Show” and the “Gopher Basketball Show”.

On the community side of life, Sheila has served on the board of the Greater Twin Cities YMCA, serves on the Board of Trustees for the Sioux YMCA , volunteers at Our Lady of Grace Church, and is a member of the Minnesota Vikings Women’s Advisory Board.  Sheila and her husband Bill live in Edina, and have two grown children, Madeleine, an OB/GYN,  and Nick, who recently graduated from the University of Missouri.