November 9, 2009

Harding Named WCNC Executive News Director

Charlotte, NC - WCNC-TV announced the hiring of Corrie A. Harding as Executive News Director of NewsChannel 36.

He comes to WCNC-TV from WPXI-TV, the NBC affiliate in Pittsburgh, where he served as News Director since 2005. Prior to WPXI, Harding served in a variety of news management roles at WBNS-TV in Columbus, Ohio, KXAS-TV in Dallas/Fort Worth and WOIO/WUAB-TV in Cleveland, Ohio.

WCNC-TV President and General Manager, Tim Morrissey said "Corrie comes to us with a wealth of experience, energy and a history of journalistic excellence. I'm excited to bring a news executive of Corrie's caliber, considerable experience and commitment to high-quality journalism to Charlotte and WCNC-TV."

Under Harding's leadership, news operations have been honored with numerous Edward R. Murrow awards, AP awards and Emmy awards.

"My family and I are really excited to make Charlotte our new home. I'm looking forward to being a part of the NewsChannel 36 family. I'm thrilled to be working with such a quality group of journalists and look forward to making a real difference in the community, said Harding."

He's served as a news director, assistant news director, managing editor, executive producer, investigative producer and newscast producer during the last 23 years.

Harding is a graduate of Northwestern University.

He joins the WCNC-TV team on November 30, 2009.

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