New ND Named in Providence

Sinclair owned WJAR has named a new News Director. 

The station has hired Scott Isaacs, who will replace former News Director Chris Lanni, who was let go. 

“I’m honored to be joining WJAR, a station with a legacy of producing quality journalism and looking out for viewers. I can’t wait to work with this team of talented journalists,” said Isaacs. 

GoLocalProV writes that Isaacs joins WJAR after 13 years at WCVB, Hearst Television's flagship station in Boston. For most of his tenure, he served as Executive Producer and Sports Director.

Before joining WCVB, Isaacs served as Senior Producer at WJAR's sister Sinclair Broadcasting station WRGB in Albany, New York. He also produced newscasts at WTVH in Syracuse, New York, and WBNG in Binghamton, New York.

While at WJAR, Isaacs will be in charge of the newsroom and making sure that the "must run" stories from corporate, make their way into the newscasts.

He starts at the end of June.