Meredith McGinn is the Executive Vice President of Diginets and Original Production for NBCUniversal Local. In this role, she oversees 15 newly launched local news streaming channels featuring newscasts and live breaking news from NBC and Telemundo stations; as well as multicast networks COZI TV, NBC’s national multicast network that delivers TV’s all-time best shows and pop culture favorites across more 90 percent of the country and across the NBC owned television stations and affiliates, and TeleXitos, a network for Spanish-speaking audiences that delivers action adventure classic programming without subtitles. In addition, she manages LXTV Productions, the production company behind original shows and specials including travel show “1st Look,” real estate and design shows “Open House” and “Open House NYC,” home improvement show “George To The Rescue” and live red-carpet specials from the Emmy Awards and the Rose Parade for NBC Network, among others. At LXTV she also oversees the production of custom integrated marketing solutions for top consumer brands. The unit’s lifestyle programs are powering the new streaming network NBC LX Home, distributed on various platforms including Peacock, ROKU, FreeVee, Samsung TV Plus and more.
Rounding out her original production expertise, McGinn oversees all aspects of NBCUniversal Local’s nationwide annual pet adoption campaign – Clear The Shelters – which has resulted in nearly a million pets finding new homes since the initiative launched in 2015.
Before taking on her division-level role, McGinn worked as Director of News and Content at NBC 4 New York / WNBC, where she was responsible for overseeing news decisions for the station’s broadcast channel and online site, and programming for New York Nonstop, which she launched in 2009. Before this, she worked as a Senior Producer at MSNBC from 2003 to 2006, primarily overseeing live weekday morning and breaking news coverage.
Previously, McGinn spent nearly a decade in news management at the FOX Television Station group as Assistant News Director for WNYW in New York and Managing Editor for WTXF in Philadelphia, where she received two spot news Emmy Awards.
McGinn graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree from Temple University. She lives in Pelham, New York with her husband and three children.