Jim Toellner has been President and General Manager of WGRZ-TV, the Gannett and TEGNA owned NBC affiliate in Buffalo, NY since August 11, 2003. He had served as General Sales Manager of WGRZ-TV since March 2011. Jim was named Gannett Manager of the year for 2008. For 2010 he was awarded Gannett’s Best Half Salesperson. In 2013 Jim was selected as Broadcasting & Cable Magazine’s “GM of the Year” for the entire United States in mid-size markets. In 2019, Jim was inducted into the Buffalo Broadcasters Hall of Fame. Jim is a native of North Tonawanda, NY and graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1981 with a B.S. in Management with a Marketing concentration.