Princell Hair joined Comcast Sports Group in June 2008 as senior vice president of news operations to oversee news, studio programming and digital content for the company’s twelve regional sports, news and entertainment networks collectively serving more than 40 million households in leading markets across the country.
Hair’s two decades of national and local programming experience also include senior news programming positions with Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (TBS) and Viacom. Hair served as senior vice president of Turner Broadcasting’s Strategic Planning Group, senior vice president of program and talent development for CNN Worldwide, and executive vice president and general manager of CNN/U.S., where he was responsible for the network’s day-to-day news operations, encompassing all aspects of programming and production, including oversight of CNN.com’s U.S.-based operations. Prior to Turner, he was vice president of news for the Viacom Television Stations Group, coordinating news coverage for 39 television stations across the U.S.
Hair holds an MBA from Emory University and a bachelor’s degree from Florida International University. He served for five years on the board of directors of the Radio and Television News Directors Association/Foundation (RTNDA/F) and currently serves on the board of visitors at Florida A&M University. He’s been a member of the National Association of Black Journalists, the National Black MBA Association and the National Association of Broadcasters. He and his wife Jodie have four children.