Former WNBC Chief O’Brien Joins CNBC

By Andrew Gauthier 

Broadcasting & Cable

Former WNBC New York President/General Manager Tom O’Brien has been named chief revenue officer at CNBC. It’s a new position at the cable channel, which is, like WNBC, part of the NBC Universal group.

NBC announced in early June that O’Brien was shifting from WNBC to NBC Local Media’s Nonstop division, tasked with launching digital channels within the group in the model of WNBC’s NY Nonstop. WRC Washington’s general manager, Michael Jack, was named to the top spot at WNBC at the time.


“As the media landscape evolves, our go-to-market strategy needs to do the same,” said CNBC in the announcement. More…