Princell Hair, senior vice president of news and talent at NBC Sports Group, has been named general manager of CSN New England, NBC Sports' regional sports network in Boston.
Hair succeeds Bill Bridgen, who was named president of NBC's RSNs. Hair will report to Ted Griggs, president, group and strategic production and programming, for NBC Sports Regional Sports Networks.
Hair will head up the company's exclusive partnership with the Celtics. The RSN also airs New England Revolution soccer games and various other programming related to the Patriots and other sports in the region.
Hair was named SVP of news and talent in 2012. Before that he was SVP of news operators for Comcast Sports Group (Comcast owns NBC Sports). His resume also includes news/programming posts with Turner and Viacom including SVP of Turner Broadcasting’s strategic planning group, SVP of program and talent development at CNN Worldwide, and EVP and GM of CNN/U.S.
He is also former VP of news for Viacom's TV stations group.