FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 28, 2009
STATEMENT BY MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG ON THE RESIGNATION OF NYC MEDIA GROUP PRESIDENT AND GENERAL MANAGER ARICK WIERSON
“Over the past seven years, Arick Wierson and his team transformed NYC TV into one of the nation’s best municipal television stations. After helping build the station virtually from scratch, Arick oversaw the merger of NYC TV with WNYE-TV and WNYE-FM, creating the largest local media group in New York that now reaches hundreds of thousands of people every day. NYC TV’s 160 New York Emmy nominations and 42 awards serve as a testament to Arick’s vision, tenacity, and leadership and to the excellence of the media group he was instrumental in creating. I have no doubt that Arick’s entrepreneurial and creative talents, which helped him achieve great things at NYC TV will serve him well as he rejoins the private sector producing films and television series.
“Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting Commissioner Katherine Oliver will oversee the media group on an interim basis. In addition to her experience and success at the Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting, Katherine has enormous experience managing media operations. While General Manager of Bloomberg Radio and Television, she built digital broadcast operations in 25 cities, overseeing 650 employees and Bloomberg’s ten channels. I am confident she will be an outstanding steward of NYC TV until a permanent replacement is found.”
Stu Loeser / Andrew Brent (212) 788-2958