Steve Carlston is the new president and general manager of NBC4 Los Angeles. He comes from the CBS stations in Salt Lake City, where he stepped up recently to air “The Playboy Club” when the Mormon Church-owned station there declined due to the content. [Not because it's a bad show.] Carlston succeeds Craig Robinson, recently named the chief diversity officer for NBC. From the release:
Carlston, who brings more than 30 years of television industry experience to his position, will report to Valari Staab, President of the NBC Owned Television Stations, and start his new role in October.
“Between his 30 years of television industry experience, dynamic leadership skills and proven track record of making stations stronger, Steve Carlston is uniquely qualified to take NBC4 to the next level,” said Staab. “Steve is from Southern California and truly understands the importance of a television station serving the local community. I look forward to working with him and welcome him to the team."
Carlston's wife, Loni Coombs, is a former prosecutor for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office.
* Fixed CBS reference