Hair named new KCBS-TV News Director
From the PRNewswire
Princell Hair Named News Director of KCBS-TV, Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Princell Hair has been
Director of KCBS-TV, in Los Angeles, it was announced today
by David Woodcock,
Vice President and General Manager, KCBS-TV. Mr. Hair succeeds
who will be leaving the station.
"Princell is a versatile and creative news executive
with vast experience
in some of the most competitive major markets in the country,"
Woodcock. "KCBS is fortunate that he will now focus that
expertise on the
community of Los Angeles as we continue to expand our local
news presence and
improve our competitive position in the market."
"Improving KCBS News towards number one in Southern California
is a big
challenge," added Mr. Hair. "I'm very excited about
moving to Los Angeles and
building on the recent momentum that the station has gained."
Mr. Hair has been serving as Director of News, Viacom Television
Group, where he has been helping oversee Viacom's extensive
local news coverage nationwide. Prior to this position, Mr.
Hair served as
News Director at WBAL-TV Baltimore. Under his leadership,
increased from #2 to #1 for the 5:00 PM, 6:00 PM and 11:00
between 2000 and 2001.
Mr. Hair was the News Director at WMAQ-TV, the NBC owned station
Chicago, from 1997-1998. Prior to that, he served as Assistant
at WCPX-TV Orlando, Fla. where he was in charge of the day-to-day
operation (1995-1997). He has also served as Executive Producer
of News at
WBBM-TV, the CBS owned station in Chicago (1993-1995) and
was a producer at
WDIV-TV Detroit (1992-1993), WSVN-TV Miami (1991-1992) and
Mr. Hair won a 1994 Emmy Award in Chicago as Executive Producer
Future Crisis," a special broadcast detailing inner-city
violence and possible
solutions. In addition, during his tenure at WDIV-TV, the
11:00 PM broadcast
that was produced by Mr. Hair was named Best Newscast in Michigan
Mr. Hair is a graduate of Florida International University
broadcast journalism) and is currently in the M.B.A. program
at the University
of Baltimore's Merrick School of Business. Mr. Hair, his wife
Jodie and their
five children will move to Los Angeles.