NEW YORK, NY - March 7, 2018 - NBC 4 New York / WNBC named Amy Morris Vice President of News. Her first day at WNBC will be March 27. Morris most recently served as Assistant News Director for 6 ABC / WPVI in Philadelphia and for local television stations in New York and Chicago.
“Amy is a smart and innovative leader. She has worked in the New York market and is an experienced, respected broadcast journalist. I am thrilled to welcome Amy to our WNBC family and look forward to her leadership in the newsroom,” said Eric Lerner, President and General Manager of NBC 4 New York.
A newsroom veteran with nearly three decades of experience, Morris has held leadership roles for television stations in the Northeast and Midwest. In addition to her major market experience in Philadelphia, Morris served as Executive Producer for WABC-TV in New York City and WLS in Chicago. She has also worked as News Director for WDBJ in Roanoke, Virginia and as Executive Producer for KSTP in Minneapolis. Morris has been recognized for journalistic excellence with numerous industry honors, including regional Emmy® and Edward R. Murrow awards.
"I’m excited to join the WNBC family and lead a team of experienced and aggressive journalists, including NBC 4’s renowned I-Team. WNBC’s approach to digging and uncovering stories every day represents the very best in journalism. There are many great opportunities ahead and I can’t wait to get to work,” added Morris.
As NBC 4 New York’s new Vice President of News, Morris will lead all day-to-day news operations for NBC’s flagship station, including weather, investigative and consumer teams. She will also grow NBC 4 New York’s newsroom collaboration with sister station Telemundo 47 / WNJU on joint investigative and consumer news stories.
Morris earned a bachelor’s degree in Radio, Television and Film from the University of Maryland in College Park. She has also served as Ethics Fellow and Visiting Faculty for the Poynter Institute.
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About NBC 4 New York / WNBC
NBC 4 New York / WNBC is the flagship station of the NBC Owned Television Stations division of NBCUniversal, serving the New York Tri-State area with an unparalleled commitment to broadcast excellence for more than 75 years.
The station features New York’s largest investigative reporting team, the I-Team and includes Edward R. Murrow and Emmy Award-winning journalists who successfully track down the answers to the questions most important to viewers. The station’s successful consumer franchise Better Get Baquero also answers every message, returns every call and has recovered more than $4 million for consumers.
Storm Team 4, the station’s trusted weather team, utilizes the most accurate and the most powerful weather technology available to keep Tri-State viewers informed and safe when severe weather strikes. This includes StormTracker 4, the only commercial high-frequency S-Band dual polarization fixed Doppler weather radar operating in the Northeast.
In addition to NBC 4 New York’s primary channel, other programming outlets include COZI TV, the station’s multicast channel, and out-of-home platforms, including TV screens in taxi cabs, elevators and aboard New York-New Jersey PATH trains. The station also delivers news and information across all platforms, including its dedicated website, mobile app and social media platforms. For more information about NBC 4 New York, visit NBCNewYork.com.
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