President, general manager of WKBN recognized as ‘Outstanding business alumnus’

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Dave Coy will be formally recognized next month during a dinner and reception at YSU

Dave Coy

(WKBN) – A 27 First News leader is being recognized by Youngstown State University.

The university is honoring WKBN president and general manager Dave Coy as an “Outstanding business alumnus.”

Coy said in a statement that he is honored.

“I am humbled by the Williamson School of Business, YSU and subsequently the Williamson family, the founders of WKBN, who gave me the wonderful opportunity to begin my career in broadcasting. I am truly honored and thankful to receive such a special award.”

Coy earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Youngstown State. He also sits on the board of the Ronald McDonald Children’s Charity, the Ohio Association of Broadcasters and is a trustee of Eastern Gateway Community College, among many other boards and organizations.

Coy will be formally recognized next month during a dinner and reception at YSU.

He received the Spirit of the Chamber award in March.

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