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Chris Wayland named Senior Vice President, General Manager of NBC Sports Boston

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NBC Sports Boston

Chris Wayland named Senior Vice President, General Manager of NBC Sports Boston

NBC Sports Boston has named Chris Wayland Senior Vice President and General Manager of NBC Sports Boston, the official sports network of the Boston Celtics. Wayland, who was named Senior Vice President and Station Manager of NBC10 / WBTS, Telemundo Boston / WNEU, and NECN, in February, will continue to oversee the sales, finance, marketing, and digital departments for the stations and NECN. The announcement was made by Ted Griggs, President, Group Leader and Strategic Production & Programming, NBC Sports Regional Networks.  

In this expanded role, Wayland will oversee the day-to-day operations of the network and its relationship with the Celtics. NBC Sports Boston also presents New England Revolution Major League Soccer games, several exclusive programs surrounding the New England Patriots, and comprehensive coverage of New England sports. 

Wayland will be based in Needham, Mass., home of the new NBCUniversal Boston Media Center, where NBC Sports Boston will relocate, along with NBC10 Boston, Telemundo Boston, and NECN, by early January. He will report to both Mike St. Peter, President and General Manager of NBC10, Telemundo Boston and NECN, and Griggs. 

“Chris has a deep expertise of the media landscape in Boston, proven leadership qualities, and a demonstrated track record of innovation and growth,” said Griggs. “We look forward to seeing how Chris will help the NBC Sports Boston team continue to grow and best serve our passionate fans.” 

“Since he joined our stations team earlier this year, Chris has demonstrated bold and thoughtful leadership. He has inspired and challenged our team with his creativity and drive,” added St. Peter. “Chris is well positioned to move NBCUniversal’s Boston area businesses and platforms into the future.”

“As a lifelong Celtics fan and passionate Boston sports fan, it is my honor to work with Boston’s hometown favorite, NBC Sports Boston,” said Wayland. “Delivering news and telling the stories that matter to our community has always been, and will continue to be, my goal. To be able to now work with the NBC Sports Boston team is sincerely a dream come true.”

Wayland is a seasoned broadcast executive with more than two decades of experience in television. Before joining NBCUniversal earlier this year, he worked as Senior Vice President, General Manager at WPIX-TV in New York from 2016-19, as well as Tribune Media as Vice President of Group Operations. He also worked at Sunbeam Television from 2007-16, where he held numerous roles, including Executive Vice President and General Manager of WHDH/WLVI in Boston, and WSVN in Miami, and General Station Manager and General Sales Manager of WHDH in Boston. He began his career at WLVI-TV in Boston. Wayland has a bachelor’s degree from Elmira College in New York, and resides in Boston with his family.

 

How to watch NBC Sports Boston's Celtics Season Preview show

How to watch NBC Sports Boston's Celtics Season Preview show

The Boston Celtics are set to begin their 2019-20 season on Oct. 23 when they take on the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center.

But before you break out the popcorn for what's sure to be an entertaining season opener, the NBC Sports Boston crew is here to get you ready with a complete season preview featuring analysts Kyle Draper, Brian Scalabrine, A. Sherrod Blakely, Chris Forsberg, and Abby Chin. If you're a C's fan, you're not going to want to miss it.

Here's how to watch:

Time: 8:00 p.m. ET

Livestream/TV: NBC Sports Boston

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Celtics vs. Magic live stream: Watch NBA preseason game online

Celtics vs. Magic live stream: Watch NBA preseason game online

The Boston Celtics are on the road tonight for preseason game No. 2 tonight when they face the Magic in Orlando.

The Celtics will be without their marquee acquisition from the offseason, point guard Kemba Walker, who is being held out of the game with knee inflammation. Here's more on Kemba's status from NBC Sports Boston Celtics Insider A. Sherrod Blakely.

The Celtics opened the preseason at home last Sunday with a one-point win over the Charlotte Hornets. They're back home Sunday afternoon at 3 for preseason game No. 3 against the Cleveland Cavaliers. 

Tune into NBC Sports Boston starting at 6:30 p.m. to watch the C's against the Magic. You can also watch the Celtics livestream on the MyTeams App. 

HOW TO WATCH

ANALYSIS AND REACTION

BEFORE THE GAME: At 6:30 p.m., Celtics Pregame Live presented by TD Bank gets you ready for the game with reports from Kyle Draper and Tommy Heinsohn and Mike Gorman, Brian Scalabrine, A. Sherrod Blakely and Abby Chin in Orlando. Watch on NBC Sports Boston or click here for the livestream.

AT HALFTIME: Tune in to watch Draper and Heinsohn break down the first two quarters on Halftime Live presented by Ace Ticket. Watch on NBC Sports Boston or click here for the livestream.

AFTER THE GAME: As soon as the game ends, tune to Celtics Postgame Live presented by New England Ford for analysis, commentary and player reaction. Watch on NBC Sports Boston or click here for the livestream

Questions on our livestream? Get all your questions answered here on our Streaming FAQ.

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