Ric Harris is the new President and General Manager of NBC10 and Telemundo62, NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations President Valari Staab announced Tuesday.
"I'm very excited. I love the whole idea of the two stations together — the synergy, the leverage we have is going to make us even stronger in the marketplace," Harris said at an afternoon meeting where he was introduced to the staff of both stations.
Harris, a 51-year-old married father of three boys, served as President and General Manager of NBC Connecticut (WVIT), the NBC-owned station in Hartford, for the past two years. During his tenure, the station rose to the number one position in the market among Adults 25-54 for late news and he oversaw a strengthening in the station's sales revenue.
He has more than 25 years of experience working in the media industry.
"Ric Harris is a strong leader with proven experience and a passion for delivering viewers what they are looking for," said Staab. "WCAU and WWSI have grown tremendously over the last several years, and I am confident that Ric will drive their continued success."
Harris plans to "compete, compete, compete" to attract viewers to all platforms with compelling news and information.
He takes over as head of NBC10 and Telemundo62 from Eric Lerner who was promoted to President and General Manager of NBC4 New York (WNBC) in April.
Harris begins in his new position immediately.