Carlston says the many changes under his watch at the NBC-owned station in Los Angeles have resulted in a significant improvement in the station’s “corporate culture.” He cites Comcast’s investment in local programming, as well as the leadership of NBC Universal president Steve Burke and NBC Owned Stations president Valari Staab.
“It’s hard to describe in a word, but it’s a better place to feel part of a team, it’s a more competitive environment than it’s ever been,” Carlston tells TVSpy. “They believe we can be the news leader again.”
If the changes at the station over the past eighteen months are any indication, Carlston clearly believes it, too. He has hired a new news director and assistant news director, strengthened the station’s investigative reporting team and expanded the weekend and midday newscasts.