Biography: Charles J. Kravetz

Charles J. Kravetz joined New England Cable News in 1992 as the founding news director. In 1999, he was vice president of news and station manager, responsible for all programming including news, sports, and weather.

Before launching NECN, Kravetz spent 12 years at WCVB-TV (Channel 5) in Boston. He held several positions including assistant news director and senior executive producer of news programming. He was also the original producer, and later executive producer of Chronicle , WCVB's award-winning nightly magazine program; and associate producer, and later producer of Calendar , an Emmy-winning monthly newsmagazine. In 1984, when Metromedia owned WCVB, Kravetz created Metromedia Playhouse to produce quality original screenplays. He served as executive producer for two Metromedia Playhouse productions: Growing Pains in 1984 and Blind Alleys in 1985.