Annual Edition 'Buying Power of
Black America' report breaks down billions in expenditures Black
consumers are responding to tighter economic condition by focusing more of
their spending on items and services that improve their homes and
lifestyle. That's one of the trends revealed in the 15th annual report,
"The Buying Power of Black America," published by Target Market News. The
report analyzes spending for black households in 2008 and finds that
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Michael Jack named President and General Manager at New York's WNBC-TV
Richard Prince Journal-isms (June 7, 2010) Michael Jack, president and general manager of
NBC-owned WRC in Washington since 2002, on Monday was named president
and general manager of WNBC, the NBC flagship operation in the nation's
No. 1 market. He becomes the first African American to hold the
Jack, who turned 59 on Sunday, "will assume responsibility for WNBC. He
will oversee all of the groupís New York-based local media assets,
including the broadcast television station, the local website and
digital channel. A replacement for Jack at WRC will be announced
shortly," an announcement said.
"Under Jackís direction, WRC has maintained its position as the market
leader in DC in total viewers and key demos for all of its newscasts. He
oversaw the stationís transition to a digital production center,
increasing its local news production across multiple media platforms.
Jack also placed a strong emphasis on employee engagement, spearheading
numerous internal events, including an annual Employee Appreciation Day.
WRC was also selected as the 'NBC Local Media Business of the Year' in
2008, an award established by the Local Media group to recognize and
reward outstanding team performance.
"Previously, Jack served as President and General Manger of NBC4 in
Columbus, OH from 1999 to 2002 and Vice President of Sales for KNBC in
Los Angeles for three years. Additionally, he served as Vice President
of Diversity for NBC Universal from 2002-2006. Prior to NBC, Jack spent
19 years at Capital Cities/ABC-TV where he served in a number of
positions of increasing responsibility, culminating with his role as
Sales Manager of Capital Citiesí National Sales office in Los Angeles."