NBC’s Flagship New York Station Names New General Manager

There’s a changing of the guard at WNBC-TV New York, the Peacock’s flagship O&O station. Eric Lerner, the general manager of NBC’s Philadelphia O&O, will take the reins as president and g.m. from Michael Jack starting April 13.

“Eric Lerner has done a great job revitalizing WCAU and making it a strong and very competitive station in a difficult market,” said Valari Staab, president of NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations. “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.”

Lerner has spent the past three years at WCAU-TV Philadelphia, where he is credited with leading a turnaround in the station’s news operation and bolstering its relationships with the advertising community. He also has managed the NBCU-owned Telemundo affiliate WWSI-TV in the market.

Lerner has held a variety of station posts around the country during the past 30 years, including g.m. stints at the CBS affil in Seattle and the ABC O&O in Fresno, Calif. He also worked as a news director for ABC’s Chicago O&O and for stations in Seattle and Wichita, Kan.

Jack is retiring after nearly 40 years broadcasting business. He’s led WNBC-TV for the past five years.

 

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