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NBC ups Blackman in Philly

Veteran NBC newsman Chris Blackman has been promoted from assistant news
director to vice president of news at NBC-owned WCU-TV Philadelphia.

Blackman replaced Steve Schwaid, who is running the NBC team that will
transition KNTV(TV) in San Jose, Calif., from a Granite Broadcasting Corp.
affiliate to an NBC-owned station when the sale is approved, sometime this

Blackman, who joined WCAU-TV last year, was previously a news executive for
NBC's Asia operations, as well as a producer at WMAQ-TV, the network's station
in Chicago.