Greg Turner Named Hearst TV Eastern Region Engineering Director
Greg Turner, who has served for three decades as an engineering executive for Hearst Television, most recently at the company’s WCVB Boston and, before that, Sacramento, has been promoted to eastern region director of engineering.
In his new role, Turner will supervise engineering operations at the Hearst stations in the eastern portion of the United States. He succeeds Stefan Hadl, who recently was promoted to Hearst Television vice president of engineering, succeeding Martin Faubell, who is retiring later this year. Turner’s successor as director of engineering at WCVB will be announced at a later date, the company said.
“Greg has done an outstanding job leading engineering teams at some of our largest stations,” said Hearst Television President Jordan Wertlieb. “He has extensive operational knowledge, and he’s successfully succeeded Stefan on two prior occasions; he’s uniquely qualified to join our industry-leading corporate engineering team.”
“I have worked closely with Greg on many significant projects over the years and admire and value his vast experience, which includes managing our stations through some of the nation’s most severe weather events,” Hadl said. “The engineering teams at the Hearst stations around the country will take on added importance as we work with industry colleagues to deliver next-generation video, audio and broadcast technologies and Greg will be instrumental in this effort.”
Turner has served since 2017 as director of engineering at WCVB. Before that, he was director of engineering and operations at KCRA and KQCA, Hearst Television’s NBC and MyNetworkTV affiliates in Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto, Calif.
Before moving to Sacramento, Turner served for eight years as director of engineering at WDSU, the company’s NBC affiliate in New Orleans. While there, he supervised the rebuilding of the station’s transmitter facility destroyed in Hurricane Katrina, the installation of a new studio set and the transition to high definition broadcasting; he also helped launch WDSU’s digital platform.
Additionally, Turner worked with the WDSU news team on engineering-related operations for major story coverage, including hurricanes Gustav and Isaac, the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill and Super Bowl XLVII. He also managed a complete exterior restoration of the WDSU broadcast facility.
Turner began his career at Hearst in the operations department at KOCO Oklahoma City, where he worked in a variety of positions including master control, SNG/ENG truck operator, operations manager and assistant chief engineer.
Turner holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcast journalism from Langston University in Oklahoma. He has completed the Hearst Management Institute executive training program and the National Association of Broadcasters Executive Development management training program.