Rick Gall, Vice President

News Director
WRAL-TV
Raleigh, N.C.

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Rick Gall grew up in Wisconsin and graduated with an Honors Bachelor of Arts Degree from Marquette University in Milwaukee. He went on to obtain his Master of Arts Degree from American University in Washington, DC.

He spent the next ten years working as a general assignment news reporter for WIFR-TV (Rockford, IL), WNEP-TV (Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA), WLOS-TV (Asheville/Greenville/Spartanburg, NC-SC), and WRAL-TV (Raleigh/Durham, NC).

At WRAL, he shifted from working in the field to working in house, initially as an assignment editor. He was promoted several times and became News Director in 2005. He continues to serve in that position and is responsible for running the news department and disseminating news content across numerous platforms (TV stations, radio stations, websites, mobile devices, and social media). Rick supervises more than 130 people.

WRAL-TV is recognized in the industry as a technology and news leader. The station began doing newscasts in HD back in 2001. WRAL dominates the local news ratings and its website is ranked among the top local news sites in the country. Since becoming News Director, Rick has won six regional Emmy Awards, including two for News Excellence. He was nominated for a National Emmy. Rick was named News Director of the Year by the RTDNAC in 2011. Under his leadership, the station has received numerous awards, including two Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for Overall Excellence, seven AP (NC) Awards for Outstanding News Operation, and a national Gabriel award for Secular Television Station of the Year.

Rick is currently VP on the board of the Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas. He served two years as board president. Rick is also VP on the board of the North Carolina Open Government Coalition.

Married in 1993, Rick lives with his wife, Pam, in Raleigh.