Scott Isaacs joining WJAR NBC 10 as News Director in late June
After a nationwide search NBC 10 has hired Scott Isaacs to lead all aspects of the television and news operation that Rhode Island and Southern New England viewers have come to depend on.
“I’m honored to be joining WJAR, a station with a legacy of producing quality journalism and looking out for viewers. I can’t wait to work with this team of talent journalists,” said Isaacs.
Isaacs comes to WJAR after 13 years at WCVB, Hearst Television's flagship station in Boston. For most of his tenure, he served as Executive Producer and Sports Director, helping lead coverage of breaking events including the Boston Marathon bombing and its aftermath, the capture and trial of mobster James “Whitey” Bulger, and the fall of football star Aaron Hernandez.
WJAR General Manager Vic Vetters said Isaacs’ mission will be “to take a high-performing news team to the next level by providing our viewers reliable and relevant local news on TV and digitally.”
Isaacs’ first day at NBC 10 will be June 27th.
Isaacs’ work has been honored with numerous New England Emmys, National Headliner Awards, and Edward R. Murrow Awards for best newscast, breaking news, continuing coverage, and overall excellence.
Isaacs also had a front row seat to New England's rich sports history, leading WCVB's coverage of the curse-breaking Red Sox, the Patriots dynasty, and the rebirth of the Celtics and Bruins. To date, he's planned and produced coverage of eight championship parades, and hopes to add to that number.
He also worked closely with Hearst Television's centralized graphics hub in Orlando, bringing many of the visual and technical concepts innovated and perfected in Boston to the entire station group. His role included teaching and advising producers across the country on ways to improve their newscasts.
Prior to joining WCVB, Isaacs served as Senior Producer at WJAR's sister station WRGB in Albany, New York. He also produced newscasts at WTVH in Syracuse, New York, and WBNG in Binghamton, New York. He started his career in 1999 as an assignment editor at WTEN in Albany, New York.
Isaacs attended the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, and graduated with a degree in broadcast journalism. He is a native of Albany, New York, and resides in Southeastern Massachusetts with his wife Sharman.
Since 1949 WJAR has been the NBC affiliate serving all of Rhode Island and Southern New England. It also operates secondary digital channels as affiliates of Me-TV, Comet, and TBD. NBC10 has a partnership with Cox Cable providing its customers with a 24-hour local news channel known as Ocean State Network. The primary website of WJAR is www.turnto10.com.
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