Dallas News Director Lands Hartford GM Job

Longtime KXAS News Director Susan Tully is leaving the Big D and headed to Hartford.

Tully is becoming the GM of WVIT, replacing Ric Harris who moved to WCAU as GM. All three stations mentioned are NBC O&O's.

Here is the internal memo sent out the O&O's from Valeri Stabb, O&O President:

From: "Staab, Valari (NBCUniversal)"
Date: June 19, 2015 at 1:52:10 PM CDT
To: "@NBC Uni TVS Everyone" 
Subject: Update from Valari Staab

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce that Susan Tully has been named the new President and General Manager of NBC Connecticut / WVIT. Susan starts her new job today and succeeds Ric Harris, who recently became President and General Manager of our two Philadelphia stations, NBC10 and Telemundo62.

Susan has worked for the NBC Owned Stations for nearly her entire career. As most of you know, she has been the Vice President of News at KXAS for the last 14 years, where she leads a newsroom of over 100 journalists in a highly competitive and massive market. During her tenure at KXAS, Susan has built an award-winning investigative unit, an experienced meteorology team in an intense weather region and a community-based reporting strategy to cover more of the market by hiring video journalists who live and work in key local cities. As the station’s news leader, she also played an important role in KXAS’s move to their beautiful new state-of-the-art facility. Additionally, Susan has taken on leadership responsibilities within the larger station group, such as spearheading news strategy and planning efforts on behalf of our stations around large company initiatives, like the Olympic Games and the Super Bowl.

 Susan is a dynamic leader. She has led KXAS through countless news cycles – deadly tornado outbreaks, the Dallas Ebola crisis and the murder and subsequent trial of the American Sniper – with professionalism, tenacity and, above all, a strong commitment to the viewer. I know she will be a great General Manager and I am excited to see what she and her team accomplish at WVIT. Please join me in congratulating Susan on her new role.                                                                                                                                                                        Best Regards,
Valari Staab
President, NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations