NBC 5 announced on Monday that veteran news professional John Stone has been named Vice President of News for the station. Stone joined NBC 5 as Assistant News Director in 2017 and has led the station’s newsroom as interim News Director since August 2018. He will be responsible for all aspects of editorial content for television and other media platforms including the station’s website, NBCDFW.com. Stone will report to Tom Ehlmann, NBC 5 President and General Manager.
“John is an experienced newsroom leader. He is well-respected by our newsroom staff and our station’s management team. I look forward to seeing John continue to lead and inspire our already strong news team to do what they do best, which is keep our audiences informed,” said Ehlmann.
Stone has extensive newsroom experience and has worked for both local and national news teams. For the past 23 years, he’s helped to enhance the culture of enterprise journalism in newsrooms by focusing on bolstering individual and team strengths.
“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to lead such a talented and committed group of journalists,” said Stone. “I look forward to upholding the long tradition that NBC 5 has established serving North Texas viewers.”
Prior to NBC 5, Stone worked at WABC-TV (ABC) in New York for 13 years and held numerous roles with increasing responsibility including Assistant News Director. At WABC Stone helped the newsroom cover some of the largest stories ever to impact the New York market including Hurricane Sandy and the Newtown School shootings. Before this, Stone worked at WBZ-TV (CBS) and at WHDH-TV in Boston and MSNBC. Stone earned a bachelor’s degree from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts.
About NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth / KXAS
NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth / KXAS is the local NBCUniversal-owned television station serving the communities of North Texas with quality local news, weather forecasts, consumer and investigative reports and sports and entertainment programming across all platforms, including the station’s dedicated website NBCDFW.com, its mobile app, social media channels and on COZI TV (Digital 5.2), the station’s multicast channel.