After 19 Years at the Helm of WGAL, General Manager Paul Quinn to Retire

By Merrill Knox Comment

Paul Quinn will retire later this year after almost two decades as president and general manager of WGAL, the Hearst-owned NBC affiliate in Lancaster, Penn.

“It has been a great run,” Quinn said in a statement. “Our staff here cares deeply about providing the best local television service possible and works tirelessly to make that happen every day.  And we have had some fun in the process.”

Quinn’s retirement caps more than 40 years in local television. Prior to joining WGAL, he worked at WRAL in Raleigh-Durham and WBTV in Charlotte. In a statement announcing the retirement, Hearst Television president and CEO David Barrett praised Quinn’s “steady leadership.”

“His commitment to quality local news coverage and impactful community service has set a high standard for the market and the industry,” Barrett said.

Hearst says it will name a new general manager for the station at a later date.