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John Humphries Named General Manager at WGAL

John Humphries has been named president and general manager at WGAL, Hearst’s NBC affiliate in Lancaster, Pa.

Humphries comes from WYFF, Hearst’s NBC affiliate in Greenville, S.C., where he has been director of sales since 2006. He succeeds Paul Quinn, who announced his retirement in September.

“John brings a diverse background in news, multiplatform sales, and management to his new role at the helm of the leading TV station in the Lancaster-Harrisburg market,” Hearst Television president and CEO David J. Barrett said in a statement. “He has the experience and vision to help build upon the outstanding legacy of Paul Quinn and the WGAL team.”

Prior to joining WYFF, Humphries was general sales manager for WBTV in Charlotte. He has also worked in the same role at WSPA-WASV in Greenville. Humphries began his career at WSOC in Charlotte as a production specialist and spent five years as a sports reporter and anchor before moving to sales as an account executive.

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