WCVB Ups Nneka Nwosu Faison To EP Of ‘Chronicle’
Nneka Nwosu Faison has been promoted to executive producer of Hearst-owned WCVB Boston’s Chronicle local news magazine.
Faison’s promotion was announced today and is effective at year-end when current executive producer, Chris Stirling, retires after 35 years at Chronicle. Faison is currently Chronicle’s managing editor.
“Over the course of her impressive career here at Chronicle, as well as at stations across New England, Nneka has demonstrated a commitment to excellence, great story-telling ability, strong leadership skills, and a vision for innovation that make her the ideal person to build on Chronicle’s decades of success,” said Bill Fine, WCVB president and general manager. “It is hard to imagine Chronicle without Chris at the helm when he retires at the end of the year, but his countless contributions will continue to influence the program’s dominance. We’re all extremely grateful to Chris and wish him great happiness in the future.”
“I am very pleased that Nneka will succeed me as Chronicle’s Executive Producer. I’ve admired her talents since the day she joined Chronicle as a producer in 2013. And I’ve come to rely on her as a dependable partner in her time with me as Managing Editor,” said Stirling. “She’s already shown an instinct for innovation (hello, podcast), and I can’t wait to see where she’ll guide Chronicle as she and the team continue to produce the best local television program in the country.”
“Being a part of the Chronicle team has been an extraordinary experience, and this promotion to executive producer is the opportunity of a lifetime,” said Faison. “I am thrilled to lead a Chronicle team that’s the very best in the business, and I’m so honored to be following in the footsteps of the legendary Chris Stirling whose talent is unequaled.”
Faison joined Chronicle as a producer and reporter in 2013, and she has continued to grow her leadership position most recently becoming managing editor. In addition to writing and producing programs and segments, as well as overseeing daily program content development, Faison has developed new distribution opportunities for Chronicle like launching the program’s podcast.
Before joining WCVB, Faison was a reporter and multimedia journalist at WTNH New Haven, Conn. Previously, she was an anchor/reporter at WPRI and WNAC in Providence, R.I., where she shot, edited, and produced stories in addition to doing live reports.
Faison began her professional career as a reporter at Time Warner Cable News in Syracuse, N.Y. Faison also interned at ABC News for World News Tonight with Peter Jennings.
An Emmy-nominated media executive, Faison was recently named one of the Boston Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” leaders for 2019. From 2017 to 2018, Faison was a fellow at Harvard University’s Nieman Foundation for Journalism where she completed course work and research on youth media consumption and journalism business models. She is a graduate of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and received her BA degree from Princeton University.