Journal Broadcast Group grabs NBC Chicago name

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Posted by News Geek on March 26, 2013 at 12:29:51:

Alvin Pritchard Named Vice President of Finance for Journal Broadcast Group

Milwaukee — Alvin Pritchard will join Journal Broadcast Group as its new Vice President of Finance beginning April 1.

In his role, Pritchard will have financial oversight of Journal Broadcast Group-owned and operated television and radio stations in 14 markets, in addition to serving as a key strategic partner to the broadcast leadership team. He will be responsible for financial planning, forecasting, budgeting and analysis, and will play a key role in setting and achieving Journal Broadcast Group’s strategic and operational direction.

He joins Journal Broadcast Group from NBC Universal, where he has served as Vice President of Finance for NBC’s television duopoly in Chicago, the country’s #3 TV market, including WMAQ-TV (NBC) and WSNS-TV (Telemundo Chicago), for the past nine years. He was a member of the NBC Chicago executive staff and led the finance team in support of critical projects such as evaluation of original broadcast and digital content, large scale capital projects including HD, studio utilization and evaluation of partnership agreements.

Prior to NBC, Pritchard held positions of increasing responsibility within GE’s finance organization, including Commercial Finance Manager for GE Healthcare - Diagnostic Imaging division, as well as Manager of GE Healthcare’s Internal Audit staff.

Pritchard holds a B.A. in psychology and business from Wake Forest University, and an MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. He also is a graduate of GE’s Experience Financial Leadership Program (EFLP), and is a Six-Sigma Black Belt.

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