Richard E. “Dick” French, Jr. – President and CEO
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 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 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.