Johnny Green Jr. has been named president and general manager of CBS News and Television Stations businesses in New York City, overseeing WCBS-TV, WLNY-TV, CBSN New York and CBSNewYork.com.
The network has been undergoing a series of changes since announcing a combination of the news and stations divisions, with a new leadership structure led by Wendy McMahon and Neeraj Khemlani.
Green has been with CBS since 2015 and serves as interim news director at WCBS-TV and VP News Services at CBS News, where he oversees Newspath. He’ll continue in both roles while the company searches for a successor.
“With this well-deserved promotion, we look forward to having Johnny lead our station-wide team efforts to produce great content, serve our diverse communities across the Tri-State Area, and promote a positive workplace culture,” McMahon said in a statement.
Green previously worked at WBZ-TV and WSBK-TV, the CBS-owned stations in Boston, first as assistant news director and later as vVP and news director. He also worked as an executive producer at WCAU-TV in Philadelphia, WPXI-TV in Pittsburgh and WPDE-TV in Myrtle Beach, FL. His work has earned several News Emmys, and when he was at WBZ, the station won an Edward R. Murrow Award for Overall Excellence.