Executives as NBC Local announced today that Michael Jack will be taking over as the president and general manager of WNBC, the network’s flagship station in New York. Mr. Jack previously held the same position at WRC, the peacock network’s station in Washington D.C.
At the same time, former WNBC G.M. Tom O’Brien will be moving over to a position overseeing NBC’s Nonstop Network.
Both will report to John Wallace, the President of NBC Local Media.
From the release:
Jack, who previously served as President and General Manager of WRC in Washington, D.C., since 2002, will assume responsibility for WNBC. He will oversee all of the group’s New York-based local media assets, including the broadcast television station, the local website and digital channel. A replacement for Jack at WRC will be announced shortly.
Said Wallace, “Michael is a tremendous leader who has guided WRC to great success, not only in terms of ratings and revenue growth, but also in helping transition the station from an analog business to a multi-platform local news and information provider. He has an extremely engaging and motivational style and is always open to new ideas. He’ll be a great fit to carry on the legacy of our flagship station.”
O’Brien, who previously served as the General Manager of WNBC, will now be responsible for leading the launch of new digital channels across the division. He will build on the successful launch of the NY Nonstop digital channel and apply that model across other television stations in the group.