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.”