KRON Gets a New GM From NBC-Owned Stations

By Kevin Eck 

Christopher McDonnell has been named vp and GM of San Francisco Nexstar-owned station KRON.

McDonnell comes from Telemundo-owned station WSNS in Chicago, Illinois. He’s also worked at NBC-owned WMAQ in Chicago, KNSD in San Diego and KXAS in Dallas.

“Chris has an impressive, diversified industry background and is a highly respected leader whose exceptional service and community involvement is acknowledged by both English and Spanish-speaking viewers, advertisers, businesses and community organizations,” said Nexstar evp and COO Brian Jones. “In addition to leading teams that delivered effective marketing solutions for local and national advertisers, he has consistently exceeded economic goals by implementing innovative programming strategies and unique digital concepts while elevating the level of service provided to local communities at the stations he has managed.”