Feder: NBC Sports Chicago boss Kevin Cross to head NBC 5, Telemundo Chicago

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Updated 4/20/2021 10:50 AM

Kevin Cross, senior vice president and general manager of NBC Sports Chicago, has been named president and general manager of NBC-owned WMAQ-Channel 5 and Telemundo Chicago WSNS-Channel 44, Comcast NBCUniversal announced today.

The longtime Chicago media executive will succeed David Doebler, who is retiring June 1 after eight years in the top job at NBC Tower. In his new role, Cross will continue to oversee the regional sports network in addition to the two stations.


Valari Staab, president of NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations, called Cross "an effective and empathetic leader," adding: "A native of Chicago's South Side, he has more than 25 years of experience working in the region and is the perfect person to take the helm of NBCUniversal's local businesses in Chicago.

"I look forward to seeing the new milestones that our teams at NBC 5, Telemundo Chicago and NBC Sports Chicago will reach together as they build upon their already successful work in delivering the best in local news and sports for Chicago's English and Spanish-speaking audiences."

Get the full report, and more Chicago media news, at robertfeder.com.

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