Susan Sullivan is returning home to take over the day-to-day news operations of WNBC New York, NY Nonstop and NBCnewyork.com as vice president of news for NBC Local Media New York, effective Sept. 1.
Susan Sullivan is taking over the day-to-day news operations of WNBC New York, NY Nonstop and NBCnewyork.com as vice president of news for NBC Local Media New York.
The move, announced today by Tom O’Brien, president and GM of NBC Local Media New York, is effective Sept. 1.
Sullivan succeeds Vicky Burns, who has been bumped over to vice president of content and audience development.
Sullivan’s “experience spans major market local television, cable news, and the major digital platforms, which is key to our industry’s continued growth,” said O’Brien in a prepared statement. “Not only does she bring a great deal of knowledge and success to this role, but as a native New Yorker, she truly understands the New York community.”
Added Sullivan: “I’m excited to be coming home and working with such a talented group of journalists and to provide the best news and information to our viewers when and wherever they want it.”
Sullivan joins WNBC from NBC sister station KNTV San Francisco where she has been vice president of new since November 2007.
Prior to KNTV, she served as vice president of daytime live programming for MSNBC in New York.
Before joining MSNBC, Sullivan was the new director at WNYW New York, WTTG Washington and KNXV Phoenix. Sullivan has also worked at WCBS New York as assistant news director, executive producer and managing editor. Sullivan began her broadcasting career at WABC in New York.
She is the recipient of numerous Emmy Awards and the Associated Press and Edward R. Murrow Awards.
Sullivan graduated from New York University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and later earned her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law in New York.