John Wallace has been named President of the NBC Owned-and-Operated Television Stations. Wallace, a 19-year NBC veteran, succeeds Jay Ireland, who recently was named President and CEO, GE Asset Management (6/22/07 TVBR #122)."John is a smart, energetic executive who knows how to plan, execute, and lead a team. He has been here for nearly 20 years, much of that in our television stations division. He knows this company inside and out," said NBC Universal President and CEO Jeff Zucker.
Wallace began his NBC career as a page and has held a couple of other jobs since then. Most recently he served as Executive Vice President, Television Operations and Production Services. Prior to that, Wallace held several positions within the NBC TV Stations Group including Senior Vice President, Broadcast Operations; Vice President, Digitization and Information Technology; and Vice President, Broadcast Operations. Before that, he was local sales manager for WCAU-TV (Ch. 10), the NBC O&O in Philadelphia. Now he will oversee all 10 NBC O&O stations. He will not, however, oversee the Spanish-language Telemundo O&O group, as Ireland had.