Princell Hair named Comcast SportsNet SVP, news ops

Hair, former executive VP and general manager of CNN/U.S., is joining Comcast
SportsNet as senior vice president of news operations. Hair will oversee news,
studio programming and digital content for the Comcast networks. He will be
based in Philadelphia.

Princell is
a veteran national and local news programmer, having headed CNN’s news
operations as executive vice president and general manager of CNN/U.S., and
coordinated news coverage for 39 Viacom television stations in markets across
the country.
we continue to grow our business and extend our brand across multiple platforms,
I’m confident that Princell will make an immediate contribution in evaluating
new content opportunities and ensuring that we deliver the highest possible
value to our audience of passionate sports fans, our advertisers, and our
affiliate partners,” said Comcast SportsNet President Jon Litner in a
company memo.

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