NECN Names New News Director (Also Embraces Alliteration)

A few weeks back, we told you about the departure of NECN founder and president Phil Balboni. While it was a blow to the little cable station that can, it hasn’t crippled their operation. In fact, NECN has already established its new hierarchy.

Today, Charles Kravetz — who becomes president and general manager when Balboni officially steps down on March 17 — named Thomas Melville as incoming news director.

Just like Balboni and Kravetz, Melville is a NECN lifer, starting at the station in 1993 as a political reporter before graduating to become an executive producer and, most recently, the assistant news director.

We won’t bore you with the slobber-fest going on right now since the quotes coming out of the station are what you’d expect: NECN loves Melville and Melville loves NECN! Just know that NECN is in good hands moving forward.

Which makes us breathe easy — if NECN went under, who would we whore ourselves out to in order to get our ugly mugs on TV?