John Wallace is President of NBCUniversal Operations & Technical Services. He is responsible for the company’s studio and post production television and film operations. He also oversees the company’s technical operations including the areas of information technology, media products and advanced technologies. Also included in his portfolio are environmental health and safety, global security and crisis management, and the facility management of NBCUniversal’s real estate portfolio, which includes Rockefeller Center in New York and Universal City in California.
Previously, Wallace was President of the NBC Owned Television Stations. In this role, he oversaw the group’s ten owned-and-operated television stations, local integrated media properties, the local lifestyle programming production company LX.TV, and the in-house marketing and promotion company Skycastle Entertainment.
While leading the NBC Owned Television Stations, Wallace worked to redefine the group and diversify its portfolio. He refocused the division as a full-service multi-platform content provider to adapt the business to the changing local news consumer. Wallace made significant investments in the group’s local capabilities, acquiring LX.TV and Skycastle Entertainment in 2008, creating an editorial digital media group and launching the division’s first 24/7 local news and information multicast network, NBC Nonstop. For the division’s performance, GE, then NBCUniversal’s parent company, recognized Wallace with the 2010 Heroes of Growth Award.
Before joining NBC Owned Television Stations, Wallace was the Executive Vice President, Television Operations and Productions Services for three years. In that capacity he ran broadcast operations across NBCUniversal’s extensive television properties, including the NBC and Telemundo broadcast television networks, cable networks and owned-and-operated television stations. Prior to that, Wallace led the operational integration of NBC and Universal, and before the merger he served as the Senior Vice President, Broadcast Operations for NBC’s owned-stations division. Named to that position in 2000, Wallace helped develop the broadcast hub model, as well as a centralized graphics operation in Fort Worth, Texas. For his work in that role, GE recognized Wallace with the prestigious Edison Award in May 2005 and the GE Chairman’s Award in the Technology category in 2007.
Wallace’s previous assignments included serving in sales management at NBC 10 in Philadelphia from 1998 to 2000, as well as various positions in the NBC Network’s Affiliate Relations, Network Operations, Finance and Affiliate Services departments.
Wallace received a bachelor’s degree in English from Providence College and a master’s degree in political science from Montclair State University. He began his career at NBC in 1988 as a member of the NBC Page Program.