NBC Broadcasting Chairman Ted Harbert has appointed Valari Dobson Staab, president and GM of KGO-TV, the ABC O&O station in San Francisco, to take over the leadership of NBC’s station group, NBC Local Media, Deadline.com reported.
Starting in June, as president, Staab will oversee NBC’s 10 O&O outlets, its local online properties, and the digital out-of-home division. One of her first tasks is trying to lure Katie Couric’s proposed syndicated talk show for NBCU.
NBCUniversal EVP Pat Fili-Krushel also made a new hire, snagging John Wallace, the former president of NBC Local Media since 2007, to be president, NBCUniversal Media Works. In his new role, he’ll guide the company’s technology and studio operations, including IT, digital projects and services, sourcing, environmental health and safety, and crisis management as well as NBCU’s real estate properties, including Rockefeller Center in New York and Universal City in California.