KNBC News Director Bob Long Retires - NBC Southern California

KNBC News Director Bob Long Retires



    KNBC News Director Bob Long Retires
    NewsConference with Conan Nolan: Robert Long, NBC4 VP News/News Director, Sept. 13, 2009, Seg.3

    Bob Long retired today as news director of KNBC-TV Channel 4 after six years in the position.
    Long was KNBC's managing editor from 1997-99, and then became vice president of news and operations of WRC-TV, the NBC owned-and-operated station in  Washington, D.C. Long returned to KNBC in 2003.

      Long was an executive producer  for  "World Report" at CBS-TV   from 1995-97, managing editor and executive producer at KCOP-TV Channel 13 from 1991-95.
    Long's other positions include being a rewrite man for The Associated  Press; a news writer at KNXT-TV Channel 2 (now KCBS); producing the 1976-82  syndicated documentary series ``In Search Of...''; and senior field producer for the 1979-84 NBC human interest series, ``Real People.''
    Long founded and owned the independent production company, Robert Long  Productions, which produced documentaries from 1975-92.
    Long also produced the 1984 made-for-television movie ``Two Fathers,  Justice,'' starring Robert Conrad and George Hamilton.
    Long will teach a class in journalism ethics at Turkey's Bahcesehir  University beginning next month.
    ``Those of us who have worked with Bob are members of a small and privileged club,'' KNBC general manager Craig Robinson said. `` Trying to explain the gift of this experience to someone who hasn't is nearly impossible.  He taught us something every day and every morsel was accomplished by laughter and humor.  I had the rare chance to work with him twice and I don't take that privilege lightly ''