Emily Barr Joins NAB Television Board

The head of Post-Newsweek Stations is named to fill the slot held by her predecessor Alan Frank.

NAB Television Board Chair Marci Burdick has appointed Post-Newsweek Stations President-CEO Emily Barr to the ABC Affiliate Board seat of the NAB TV Board of Directors, effective immediately. Barr’s predecessor Alan Frank previously held the seat.

Barr assumed her position with Post-Newsweek Stations, the TV broadcasting arm of The Washington Post Co, in July 2012 after serving as president-GM of ABC-owned WLS Chicago from 1997. While in that position, she helped create the Live Well Network, a digital multicast channel focusing on home, health and lifestyle programming.

Previously in her career, Barr was president-GM of ABC-owned WTVD Raleigh-Durham, N.C., and held various positions at TV stations in Baltimore, Houston, Washington and St. Paul.

Barr is a graduate of Carleton College with a B.A. in film studies and earned an M.B.A from George Washington University.


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