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NBC Owned Stations Launch Third Annual Grant Challenge - Posted June 2, 2014
For the third year straight, NBC Universal will award grants to non-profits in the ten markets where NBC owns local stations. 30 grants will be awarded, totaling $1.2 million. The 21st Century Grant Challenge, a partnership between the NBC Universal Foundation and the NBC Owned Stations, will be open to nonprof... [TVSpy]

Valari Staab on Strengthening the NBC Owned Stations - Posted April 14, 2014
In an interview with TVNewsCheck, NBC Owned Television Stations president Valari Staab talks about the investment in local news that has g... [TVSpy]

NBC Owned Stations Send Team to Sochi - Posted February 5, 2014
The NBC owned stations has sent a team of 25 anchors, reporters, photographers and producers to Sochi to cover the Winter Olympics, which kick off on NBC tomorrow. The team, who have dedicated locations in both Olympic Park and additional live shot locations in the mountains, will report daily across the 10... [TVSpy]

Larry Olevitch Named President, GM of WTVJ - Posted January 27, 2014
NBCUniversal has named Larry Olevitch president and general manager of WTVJ in South Florida. His appointment is effective immediately. Olevitch has worked in local television for 30 year... [TVSpy]

NBC Universal Acquires Telemundo Station in Rio Grande City - Posted January 2, 2014
The NBC Owned Television Stations has acquired KTLM, the Telemundo affiliate in Rio Grande City, Texas, from Sunbelt Multimedia Company for $8.5 million. The station becomes the 17th Spanish-language station in the Telemundo Station Group, effective today. "... [TVSpy]

NBC Universal Names Manuel Martinez President of Telemundo Stations - Posted November 13, 2013
Manuel Martinez has been named president of Telemundo Stations, the NBC Owned Stations announced today. Martinez has been president and general manager of WTVJ, the NBC owned station in M... []

NBC Universal Names Manuel Martinez President of Telemundo Stations - Posted November 13, 2013
Manuel Martinez has been named president of Telemundo Stations, the NBC Owned Stations announced today. Martinez has been president and general manager of WTVJ, the NBC owned station in M... [TVSpy]

Mike St. Peter Named General Manager of New England Cable News - Posted November 11, 2013
Mike St. Peter is the new senior vice president and general manager of New England Cable News, NBCUniversal's 24-hour cable network in Newton, Mass. It is a move within NBC for St. Peter, who has been the vice president of news at ... [TVSpy]

'We Are the First Responders': Station Group Heads Discuss Health of Local TV - Posted October 29, 2013
TVSpy sat in on two of the TV Summit panel discussions at the "NYC TV Week" event this afternoon. While the panel with Peter Liguori, president and CEO of Tribune Company, was held earlier than the lunchtime disc... [TVSpy]

NBC Stations to Air 1963 'Meet the Press' Featuring Dr. Martin Luther King - Posted August 21, 2013
NBC News is digging deep into its archive from the longest running show on television, "Meet the Press." This weekend the 10 Owned NBC stations, as well as Comcast-owned New England Cable News and several NBC affiliates will air the August 25, 1963 edition of "Meet the Press," featuring interviews with Dr.... [TVSpy]

NBC Owned Stations Pick Up 'The Meredith Vieira Show' - Posted July 17, 2013
"The Meredith Vieira Show" has been sold to the NBC Owned Television Stations for its Fall 2014 debut, NBCUniversal announced today. It is not a surprise that the NBC Owned Station Group would be the first to pick u... [TVSpy]

NBC Owned Station Group Promotes Meredith McGinn, Jeff Kurtz - Posted July 1, 2013
The NBC Owned Television Stations have promoted Meredith McGinn to senior vice president of COZI TV Network and LX.TV Productions and Jeff Kurtz t... [TVSpy]

NBC Owned Stations Launch Second Annual Grant Challenge - Posted June 3, 2013
The NBC Owned Television Stations are gearing up for its annual social innovation grant challenge, 21st Century Solutions. For the second year running, the program will award 30 grants totaling $1.2 million to local non-profits in the 10 markets where NBC owns local stations. The application process wi... [TVSpy]

Jeff Morris Named SVP of Operations and Technology For NBC Owned Stations - Posted May 21, 2013
Jeff Morris has been promoted to senior vice president of operations and technology for the NBC Owned Stations. Morris has been vice president of technology for the station group since 2008. In his new role, he will over... [TVSpy]

Ric Harris Named President and GM of WVIT - Posted May 10, 2013
Ric Harris has been promoted to president and general manager of WVIT, the NBC-owned station in Hartford-New Haven. Harris joined ... [TVSpy]

Longtime NBC Executive David Doebler Named President-GM of WMAQ - Posted March 19, 2013
David Doebler has been named president and general manager of WMAQ, the NBC-owned station in Chicago. His appointment is effective immediately, the station announced Tuesday... [TVSpy]

'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' Renewed Through 2017 - Posted March 11, 2013
Ellen DeGeneres' daytime talk show has been renewed by the NBC Owned Television Stations and as well as 179 other stations, through the 2016-17 season. Renewal of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," which is distributed by Warner... [TVSpy]

It's Official: Larry Wert Leaving WMAQ For Tribune - Posted February 13, 2013
WMAQ general manager Larry Wert is leaving the NBC O&O for a top job at Tribune Co. Wert will be the president of local broadcasting, overseeing strategy and opreations for 23 tel... [TVSpy]

NBCU President Steve Burke Touts Success of NBC-Owned Stations - Posted January 28, 2013
In a memo on the two-year anniversary of Comcast acquiring a controlling stake of NBC Universal, NBCU president Steve Burke highlights a milestone year for the 10 NBC-owned stations. Burke's memo identifies four areas of the comp... [TVSpy]

NBC Universal Awards $1.2M in Grants to Non-Profits Selected by O&Os - Posted November 27, 2012
The NBC Universal Foundation is awarding $1.2 million in grants to 30 local non-profits across the country. The grants -- awarded in the 10 markets where NBC owns and operates local stations -- are ... [TVSpy]

NBC Owned Stations Launch COZI TV To Replace NonStop Channels - Posted October 24, 2012
The NBC owned stations are launching COZI TV, a new national network for "iconic television series, hit movies and original programming" that will air on digital subchannels of the 10 NBC O&Os beginning next year. COZI TV will replace the NBC NonStop channel. Local newscasts that currently air on NonStop will continue... [TVSpy]

Lora Lesage Named Senior Vice President of Digital Media at NBC O&Os - Posted October 3, 2012
Lora Lesage has been promoted to senior vice president of digital media at the NBC owned stations. In her new role, she will oversee editorial and special content responsibilities for the websites, mobile apps and social platforms of the 10 NBC O&... [TVSpy]

NBC O&Os Set Olympic Coverage Plans - Posted July 12, 2012
The NBC O&Os have announced comprehensive coverage plans for the 2012 London Olympics, which begin on NBC July 27. All 10 stations will send journalists to London for coverage, totaling 25 reporters, editors, producers and photographers. They will focus on local athletes and the stories impor... [TVSpy]

NBCUniversal Foundation Partners With NBC O&Os For Nonprofit Initiative - Posted June 4, 2012
The NBCUniversal Foundation will partner with the NBC O&Os to launch an initiative that will provide $1.2 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, NBC announced today. The program, 21st Century Solutions, will enable nonprofits to compete for funding in the ten cities where NBC owns local stations. The initiative will s... [TVSpy]

NBC O&Os to Highlight Investigative Reporting Online - Posted May 1, 2012
As part of a renewed commitment to investigative reporting at the NBC O&Os, seven stations will launch dedicated online investigative reporting sections on their websites. "Investing in lo... [TVSpy]

AdAge: Social Media Gives Local Stations Better Connections With Viewers, Advertisers - Posted March 28, 2012
Local stations continue to increasingly devote resources to ... [TVSpy]

KIRO's Eric Lerner Named GM of WCAU - Posted March 8, 2012
NBC Owned Television Stations announced today that Eric Lerner has been named president and general manager of WCAU in Philadelphia. Lerner comes to WCAU from Seattle CBS-affiliate ... [TVSpy]

NBC Stations Partnering with Non-Profit News Outlets - Posted December 6, 2011
NBC owned stations are partnering up with local, non-profit news organizations in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Philadelphia "to create new and innovative cooperative news gathering and reporting arrangements," the company announced today. KNBC and ... [TVSpy]

NBC's 10 Owned Stations Growing Newsgathering; 130+ New Jobs Planned - Posted October 31, 2011
NBC Universal has announced it is hiring for more than 130 positions across the 10 Owned & Operated stations. "People will always need local news and information. How they get it will change," says Valari Staab, president of the NBC Owned Television Stations group. "Television has shown it's done nothing but... [TVSpy]

Christine Dorfler Named CFO of NBC O&Os - Posted October 17, 2011
Christine Dorfler has been named chief financial officer for the NBC owned-and-operated stations, the company announced today. Dorfler has worked for NBC Universal for a decade in a variety of different roles, most recently as vice president ... [TVSpy]

Steve Carlston Hired as President and GM of KNBC - Posted September 22, 2011
Steve Carlston was named the new president and general manger of NBC4 (KNBC), replacing Craig Robinson, who was hired as the executive vice presid... [GalleyCat]

New President Changes Station Group Name to 'NBC Owned Television Stations' - Posted June 16, 2011
In an apparent effort to emphasize the unique value of the company's TV stations, newly appointed NBC station group president Valari Staa... [TVSpy]