Diane Hannes has been named president and general manager of WVIT-WRDM, NBCUniversal’s stations in Hartford, CT, replacing the departing Susan Tully, who is moving to Texas.
Hannes departs WMAQ-WSNS Chicago, where she’s been VP of creative services for the NBCU-owned stations, also an NBC and a Telemundo, since 2003.
“Diane has extensive experience in television, and is one of our division’s best Brand Directors. She is a great manager and the perfect person to lead our NBC and Telemundo Connecticut stations,” said her new corporate boss, Valari Staab, president, NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations. “At NBC 5 and Telemundo Chicago, she successfully introduced the stations’ signature News, Weather, I-Team, Consumer and Making A Difference brands, among others.
The obligatory nationwide search for her successor in Chicago is underway.
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