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Byron Harmon

Vice President of News, WNYW

Byron Harmon

Byron is the vice president of News at WNYW-TV. Under his leadership, the station has experienced a number of successes such as the "Good Day New York" morning show beating "Good Morning America" and "The Today Show" for the first time ever. At the moment, he is spearheading a movement to redefine local news in New York City. The son of a career U.S. Army officer, Byron was born in Frankfurt, Germany, and grew up in the small town of Lake Charles, La. After high school, he joined the U.S. Army and is a combat veteran who served in Iraq during Operation Desert Storm. He has wide range of market experience. He began his career as a line producer in Baton Rouge and made stops in Tulsa, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. He's spent the bulk of his career in New York City producing and executive producing newscasts at WCBS-TV and WNBC-TV. But it was a four year stint working abroad that changed his perspective on how to present news. From 2007 to 2011, he was the senior executive producer of Programming for CNN International, where he oversaw global news operations for the network with major production centers in London, Hong Kong, Abu Dhabi and the U.S. Byron has had a front row seat at some of the biggest breaking news stories of our time like 9/11, the D.C. sniper, the earthquake in Haiti and the Arab Spring. He's also produced global sports events like the 2010 World Cup and the inaugural grand Prix in Abu Dhabi. He's won five news Emmys, a Royal Television Society Award and in 2005, was awarded the key to the city of his hometown of Lake Charles, La. Byron is the author of five published novels and has written and produced a traveling stage play and an independent film.




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