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NBC’s Flagship Station Gets New President and GM

Mar 30, 2015  •  Post A Comment

The flagship TV station among the NBC O&Os has a new boss. Taking over at New York’s WNBC-TV will be Eric Lerner, Variety reports.

Lerner, the GM at WCAU-TV, NBC’s O&O in Philadelphia, will step in as president and general manager of WNBC starting April 13, the story reports. He takes over for Michael Jack, who is retiring from a 40-year broadcasting career that includes heading WNBC for the past five years.

The report quotes Valari Staab, president of NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations, saying: “Eric Lerner has done a great job revitalizing WCAU and making it a strong and very competitive station in a difficult market. With his vision and leadership, I know Eric will continue to build on the momentum generated by Michael Jack and his team and take WNBC to the next level.”

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