NEEDHAM, MA – (February 8, 2019) – NBC10, Telemundo Boston and necn today announced Chris Wayland has been named Senior Vice President and Station Manager. Wayland will oversee the sales, finance, marketing, and digital departments for all three stations. He will report to Mike St. Peter, President and General Manager of NBC10, Telemundo Boston, and necn.
“Chris is an excellent leader. He’s smart, business-savvy and an inspiring manager. His experience and deep familiarity with the Boston market will help our team achieve new milestones and remain competitive in the marketplace,” added St. Peter. “I look forward to working with him and seeing the great work he’ll do with our teams.”
Wayland joins NBCUniversal’s Boston stations from WPIX-TV in New York where he worked as Senior Vice President, General Manager. At WPIX, he revamped the station’s digital/social, graphics and sales operations, and helped the station to significantly increase its revenue and ratings. Prior to this, Wayland worked at Tribune Media as Vice President of Group Operations, overseeing the group’s stations and helping to increase their revenue.
“I am excited to join the Boston stations and come home to a place that I am passionate about and love. I’m humbled to have an opportunity to build on the great work that my colleagues have devoted to NBC10, Telemundo Boston and necn, and look forward to partnering with Mike to take our stations to the next level,” added Wayland.
Prior to his work at Tribune, Wayland worked for Sunbeam Television for nearly 10 years and held numerous roles with increasing responsibility including Executive Vice President and General Manager of WHDH/WLVI in Boston, and WSVN in Miami, and General Station Manager and General Sales Manager of WHDH in Boston. At Sunbeam, he helped the Boston and Miami stations improve their revenue and market ratings positioning while executing long-term plans that helped each station embrace new technologies and platforms for local storytelling. He launched his career at WLVI-TV in Boston more than 20 years ago, and completed his undergraduate degree at Elmira College in New York. Wayland resides in Boston with his family.
About NBC10 Boston
Owned by NBCUniversal, NBC 10 Boston delivers viewers in the Greater Boston area, Southern New Hampshire and Northeastern Massachusetts NBC’s award-winning daytime, primetime and late night signature programs. Launched on January 1, 2017, the station features the largest weather team in the region, an exclusive 10-day forecast and a daily lifestyle program called “The Hub Today.” The station’s investigative units, “NBC 10 Boston Responds” and “The Investigators” answer local consumer inquiries and shine a light on questionable practices. NBC 10 Boston also delivers local breaking news and information to viewers on-the-go through its dedicated website NBC10Boston.com, a customized mobile app and via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat.
About Telemundo Boston
Telemundo Boston, WNEU, is a local Telemundo owned station that serves viewers in the Greater Boston area. Telemundo Boston produces 10 hours of local news programming each week. The station’s newscast, “Noticiero Telemundo Nueva Inglaterra” (Telemundo New England News) airs every weeknight at 5:00 PM, 5:30 PM, 6:00 PM and 11:00 PM and delivers live, local breaking news, weather forecasts and special reports, as well as sports and entertainment information to Spanish-speaking audiences in Boston and in Hartford, Connecticut through a simulcast via WRDM. Telemundo Boston also airs Telemundo Network’s world-class programming and a weekly sports feature, The Red Sox Report. Audiences can also receive the most-up-to-date news and information across the station’s digital and mobile platforms atTelemundoNuevaInglaterra.com, via the “Telemundo Nueva Inglaterra” mobile app, and its social media channels @TelemundoNI.
Necn serves as the largest 24-hour regional news network in the U.S. Since its launch on March 2, 1992, necn has grown to include 3.6 million subscribers in more than 1,050 cities and towns throughout all six New England states. necn has established itself as an industry leader as the only cable television news station to earn a George Foster Peabody Award and the Alfred I. DuPont – Columbia University Broadcast Journalism Award, among many other accolades.