WNBC and Telemundo 47 Promote 3 Newsroom Leaders

By Kevin Eck 

New York NBC owned stations WNBC and Telemundo 47 (WNJU) have announced three newsroom promotions.

WNBC news director Amy Morris (pictured) has been promoted to senior vice president of news for both stations

“Amy is an exceptional journalist and an outstanding leader. She strengthened our award-winning I-Team, enhanced our weather coverage and grew the Storm Team 4 weather team,” said Eric Lerner, president and general manager of NBC 4 New York. “Our breaking news capabilities have also improved, enabling WNBC to take the big story live across all platforms – and often before anyone else in the market.”


Morris started working at WNBC in March 2018 as the station’s vp of news. A former assistant news director for WPVI in Philadelphia, Morris previously worked as an executive producer with WABC in New York, WLS in Chicago and at KSTP in Minneapolis. She also worked as news director for WDBJ in Roanoke, Va.

As part of the move, WNJU has promoted Alexa Rodríguez to news director and WNBC has named David Manney its news director. Both will report to Morris.

“We are thrilled to welcome Amy Morris into our Telemundo 47 family and look forward to the success that Amy, Alexa and Dave will bring to both stations. Working together, they will make our newscasts even stronger and take us to new heights,” said Cristina Schwarz, president and general manager of Telemundo 47.

Rodriguez has been the assistant news director at WNJU for the past four years. Before joining WNJU as an executive producer in 2017, Rodriguez worked for more than 20 years at WXTV Univision 41.

Manney has been the assistant news director at WNBC for nearly four years. He is a former managing editor and executive producer with WNBC. Manney returned to the station in 2016 after two years as news director for WXYZ in Detroit.