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Richard E. "Dick" French, Jr. – President and CEO

Dick French Jr.

Richard E. French, Jr. is the President of the Regional News Network (RNN).

Prior to starting RNN he was the CEO of SGI Graphics – a design and printing firm that produced annual and quarterly reports for Fortune 100 clients.

Richard formerly served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Mercy College and formerly chaired its Executive Committee. He also formerly served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute.

He resides with his wife, Cristina, in Harrison, New York. Their three children, Richard III, Christian and Mark are all involved in the communications business.

Richard French III – President of News and Programming

Richard French III

Richard French III oversees the RNN news division, and is responsible for all facets of planning, assignment, acquisition, production and delivery for the 24-hour news channels. In addition, he supervises the public affairs, talk and entertainment programming.

Richard also hosts the nightly public affairs program, "Richard French Live." The Emmy Award-winning program is a forum that counts politicians, pundits and personalities as contributors ranging from President Obama to the biggest newsmakers from the national to regional level. A multiple Emmy and state broadcaster awardee, Richard came to broadcasting from the world of politics. Richard has been at RNN since its inception.

Christian J. French – Chief Operating Officer

Christian J. French

Christian J. French is the Chief Operating Officer of RNN and WRNN-TV and has been involved for 17 years in the acquisition, daily operation, management, and expansion of the RNN properties.

In addition, Christian serves as the Chairman of the Board of Hudson Link, a privately funded non-profit organization that provides college-level education to students in four prisons in New York State including Sing Sing, Fishkill, Taconic and Sullivan Correctional facilities.

Christian is a graduate of the 2006 class of Rockefeller Fellows, a program established within the Partnership of New York City for senior executives in the important areas of public, private, and non-profit initiatives, with the goal of shaping the future public needs of NYC.

Tom O'Hara – Chief Financial Officer

Prior to his current assignment, Tom O’Hara served as the Chief Financial Officer for Virgil Films & Entertainment, an independent home entertainment distribution company with a focus on digital distribution for documentaries.

Previously, Tom held Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis / Operations roles at Rainbow Media’s Affiliate Sales and Marketing as well as NBC-Universal overseeing the Cable Entertainment assets. Tom began his career in media finance as a staff accountant, working his way up to Vice President of Finance / Operations with International Management Group (IMG/TWI) in 1991.

Jerry Andrews – News Director

Jerry Andrews serves as News Director for FiOS1 News in New Jersey, Long Island, and the Lower Hudson Valley. Jerry is an award-winning television producer and manager with 17 years of experience in both New York city local and national television news. He began his career at New York 1 and has since been an Executive Producer at both WCBS TV and Fox 5 News. Jerry also worked as a Senior Producer for CNN and most recently as Managing Editor for Fox's flagship station in New York City.

Jerry grew up in Queens. He is married and a father of two young children.