For three decades, he served as a locally based engineering executive for Hearst Television, most recently at its Boston operations. This came after stops in Sacramento and, before that, in New Orleans.
Now, he’s been promoted to a regional corporate-level position at the local TV station owner.
Greg Turner is now the Eastern Region Director of Engineering at Hearst TV. He rises from the role of Director of Engineering at ABC affiliate WCVB-5 in Boston, where he’s been since 2017.
Before that, he was Director of Engineering & Operations for Hearst’s NBC affiliated KCRA-3 in Sacramento and MyNetwork TV sibling KQCA-TV.
His resume also includes an eight-year run before moving to California as Director of Engineering for WDSU-8 in New Orleans, the highly rated FOX station in the market. Turner began his career at Hearst in the operations department at KOCO-TV in Oklahoma City, where he worked in a variety of positions including master control, SNG/ENG truck operator, operations manager and assistant chief engineer.
In his new role, Turner will supervise engineering operations at the Hearst stations in the eastern portion of the United States. He succeeds Stefan Hadl, who recently was promoted to VP/Engineering. Hadl is taking on duties held by Martin Faubell, who is retiring later this year.
Turner’s successor at WCVB will be announced at a later date.
“Greg has done an outstanding job leading engineering teams at some of our largest stations,” said Hearst Television President Jordan Wertlieb. “He has extensive operational knowledge, and he’s successfully succeeded Stefan on two prior occasions; he’s uniquely qualified to join our industry-leading corporate engineering team.”
Hadl added, “I have worked closely with Greg on many significant projects over the years and admire and value his vast experience, which includes managing our stations through some of the nation’s most severe weather events. The engineering teams at the Hearst stations around the country will take on added importance as we work with industry colleagues to deliver next-generation video, audio and broadcast technologies and Greg will be instrumental in this effort.”
At WDSU, Turner supervised the rebuilding of the station’s transmitter facility destroyed in Hurricane Katrina, the installation of a new studio set, and the transition to high definition broadcasting; he also helped launch WDSU’s digital platform.