David D. Smith
David D. Smith founded "Comark Communications, Inc. in 1978, a manufacturer of high power transmitters for UHF television stations. He has served as President and Chief Executive Officer since 1988 and as Chairman of the Board of Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. since September 1990. David Smith is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Sinclair Ventures, Inc., Acrodyne Communications, Inc., G1440, Inc., Summa Holdings, Ltd., KDSM, Inc., and Safe Waterways in Maryland." 
In an interview with the Washington Post Smith disputed the suggestion that he was a conservative. "You want a litmus test? I'm an environmentalist. Stay the hell out of my streams. Does that make a liberal because I like trees and water? You want another litmus test? I hunt and fish. Leave my guns alone. I've had guns since I was 10 years old. Does that make me a conservative?," he said.
- Sinclair Broadcast Group, "Directors", 2003, accessed December 2004.
- Frank Ahrens, "Sinclair chief denies political agenda", Washington Post, October 26, 2004.