TVNewsCheck‘s Michael Depp talks with Byron Harmon, VP of news at Fox-owned WNYW New York, about what the post-pandemic major market newsroom will look like, how the past year has impacted his management approach and the vital role of HBCUs in furthering industry diversity.
Fox-owned WNYW in New York has been on the front lines of the coronavirus epicenter for weeks, weathering sick employees, virus vulnerabilities and the gauntlet of covering a metastasizing story with endless moving parts. “It’s the most challenging environment I’ve ever had to manage through,” says VP-GM Lew Leone. Above, Rosanna Scotto interviewing Dr. Anthony Fauci.
For Byron Harmon, who previously worked at both the NBC and CBS O&Os in New York, stretching the familiar formulas is the way to break away from the pack without breaking the mold. Like other news leaders on the broadcast side, he walks a fine line between innovation and expectation.
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