Senior Vice President, News and Talent
NBC Sports Group
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Princell Hair was named Senior Vice President of News and Talent, for NBC Sports Group in March 2012. He oversees all talent recruitment, negotiation and development for the NBC Sports Group, including NBC Sports, NBC Sports Network, Golf Channel, and the 11 Comcast Regional Sports Networks, while also consulting with NBC Sports Digital. Hair also oversees the NBC Sports Group’s newsgathering operations and news strategy. He reports directly to Sam Flood, Executive Producer of NBC Sports and NBC Sports Network.
Previously, Hair served as the Senior Vice President of News Operations for Comcast Sports Group, a role he held since June 2008. In that position, he oversaw news, studio programming and digital content for Comcast’s regional sports, news and entertainment networks.
Hair’s two decades of national and local programming experience also include senior news programming positions with Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (TBS) and Viacom. Hair served as Senior Vice President of Turner Broadcasting’s Strategic Planning Group, Senior Vice President of Program and Talent Development for CNN Worldwide, and Executive Vice President and General Manager of CNN/U.S., where he was responsible for the network’s day-to-day news operations, encompassing all aspects of programming and production, including oversight of CNN.com’s U.S.-based operations. Prior to Turner, he was Vice President of News for the Viacom Television Stations Group, coordinating news coverage for 39 television stations across the U.S.
Hair holds an M.B.A. from Emory University, and a bachelor’s degree from Florida International University. He served for five years on the board of directors of the Radio and Television News Directors Association/Foundation (RTNDA/F), and currently serves on the board of visitors at Florida A&M University. Hair’s been a member of the National Association of Black Journalists, the National Black MBA Association and the National Association of Broadcasters. He and his wife have four children.