WBZ Names News Director

By Kevin Eck 

Johnny Green has been named news director of Boston CBS-owned station WBZ.

“I am honored and humbled with the opportunity to lead such a talented group of journalists at WBZ-TV,” said Green. “I look forward to working alongside both on-air and off-air talent to produce local news coverage that honors WBZ’s legacy and continues to do a terrific job of serving the public.”

Green went from assistant news director to interim news director when Gary LaPlante left the station in March.

He was an ep at WCAU in Philadelphia before joining WBZ in 2015. He’s also worked as a nightside and special projects producer at WPXI in Pittsburgh, Pa. and as an ep at WPDE in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Before that, he worked at WRAL in Raleigh, WSOC and WCNC in Charlotte. He started his career at WCTI in New Bern, N.C.