Alumnus to Lead New York City Market of CBS News and Television Stations

Posted July 12, 2021, 9:16AM
Johnny Green Jr.

Johnny Green Jr., ’99, has been named president and general manager of CBS News and Television Stations’ local businesses in the New York City news market.

He will begin his new role after serving as interim news director at WCBS-TV and vice president of News Services at CBS News, where he managed Newspath, the division’s affiliate news service.

Previously, he served as vice president and news director of CBS-owned WBZ-TV and WSBK-TV in Boston. In this role, Green produced local news coverage and oversaw the development of newscasts and additional stories. Prior to this role, Green served as assistant news director for the station.

The Emmy award-wining journalist also served as executive producer at WCAU-TV in Philadelphia. In that position, he oversaw the hiring of cast and crew, as well as writing and editing content.

Green also worked as an executive producer at WPDE-TV in Myrtle Beach, S.C., for 15 years. Prior to joining WPDE-TV, Green was served as special projects executive producer at WPXI-TV in Pittsburgh, Penn.

He began his career in New Bern, N.C. as a news producer at WCTI-TV before stints as a news producer at WRAL-TV in Raleigh; WSOC-TV and WCNC-TV in Charlotte.

Green earned a bachelor’s degree in history and media communications from North Carolina Central University.

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