WJLA/News Channel 8 Station Manager Bill Lord is being promoted to VP and GM of the network. The move elevates Lord from Station Manager to controlling editorial, sales, marketing, technical and operational structure at the flagship of WJLA-TV and NewsChannel 8.
Obviously overly positive, flowery, canned quote alert…Allbritton’s President Frederick Ryan remarked in a release: “We have been quite impressed with how adept Bill has been in coordinating the multiple Washington platforms – broadcast, cable and web. He is an exceptional leader with a savvy understanding of our unique local and national news market.” Ryan added, “We look for Bill to continue the strong rating and financial performance for this unique operation.”
Ryan will remain as President of WJLA/NewsChannel 8 and head of the Allbritton Television Group with overall strategic oversight of all the Allbritton-related properties.
A few fun facts on Lord: He graduated from the University of Washington in his hometown of Seattle and received a Master’s in Journalism from Northwestern University. He’s vet of the U.S. Army Infantry with service in Berlin and Vietnam.