Larry Wert promoted (updated)

WMAQ-TV general manager Larry Wert has been promoted to president, Central and Western region, of the NBC Local Media Division.

Among the stations Wert will be overseeing include WMAQ (which he’ll continue in his role as GM) and fellow NBC O&Os KNBC-TV Los Angeles, KXAS-TV Dallas, KNTV San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose, and KNSD-TV San Diego.

NBC also named a new GM for WNBC-TV in New York, with Tom O’Brien taking over from Frank Comeford, who was promoted to president of platform development and commercial operations.

UPDATE: Frank Whittaker, current VP of news at WMAQ, is now the new station director.

updated at 6:57 p.m.