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In the news: Nnneka Nwosu Faison

In the news: Nnneka Nwosu Faison
Nneka Nwosu Faison. COURTESY PHOTO

Nneka Nwosu Faison has been promoted to executive producer of WCVB Channel 5’s award-winning Chronicle, the nation’s longest running, locally produced news magazine. Faison’s promotion was announced today by Bill Fine, WCVB Channel 5 president and general manager and is effective at year-end when current executive producer, Chris Stirling, retires after a stellar 35 years at Chronicle. Faison is currently Chronicle’s Managing Editor.

“Being a part of the Chronicle team has been an extraordinary experience, and this promotion to Executive Producer is the opportunity of a lifetime,” said Faison. “I am thrilled to lead a Chronicle team that’s the very best in the business, and I’m so honored to be following in the footsteps of the legendary Chris Stirling whose talent is unequaled.”

Faison joined Chronicle as a producer and reporter in 2013, and she has continued to grow her leadership position, most recently becoming managing editor. In addition to writing and producing programs and segments, as well as overseeing daily program content development, Faison has innovated new distribution opportunities for Chronicle like launching the program’s podcast. Before joining WCVB Channel 5, Faison was a reporter and multimedia journalist at WTNH-TV in New Haven, CT. Previously, she was an anchor/reporter at WPRI-TV and WNAC-TV in Providence, RI where she shot, edited and produced stories in addition to doing live reports. Faison began her professional career as a reporter at Time Warner Cable News in Syracuse, NY. Faison also interned at ABC News for “World News Tonight with Peter Jennings.”

An Emmy-nominated media executive, Faison was recently named one of the Boston Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” leaders for 2019. From 2017-2018, Faison was a fellow at Harvard University’s Nieman Foundation for Journalism where she completed course work and research on youth media consumption and journalism business models. She is a graduate of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and received her BA degree from Princeton University.

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