Founders and Management

J.C. Watts, Jr.

Chairman and Co-Founder

J.C. Watts, Jr. is Black News Channel’s chairman and visionary. He is also chairman of the J.C. Watts Companies, a multi-industry holding company headquartered in Washington, DC, with operations... Read More

CEO and Co-Founder
Robert John Brillante is Black News Channel’s chief executive officer. He is an entrepreneur and long-time advocate for ending racism in America. Bob was born on a U.S. Army base in Bad Kreuznach, Germany to Major Orlando... Read More...

Chief Operating Officer

Jim Zerwekh serves as Black News Channel’s chief operating officer. Jim is a prominent senior media executive with strong leadership and communication skills.  He has an excellent track record of managing and optimizing large-scale operations... Read More...

VP of News & Programming

Gary C. Wordlaw is Black News Channel’s vice president of news & programming. In this role, Mr. Wordlaw will be responsible for developing and producing original news programming that will be... Read More...

VP and General Manager
Frank Watson is the vice president/general manager of Black News Channel. He is a senior level, performance driven manager with more than 35 years of demonstrated success and professional achievement in the broadcasting field... Read More ...

VP of Government & Community Relations
John R. Marks, III, the longest serving Mayor in the history of the City of Tallahassee (2003-2014), practices law with his son John, IV at Marks and Marks, LLC. Marks served eight (8) years on the Florida Public Service Commission, two as its Chairman... Read More

VP of Advertising Sales

Michael Anapolsky is Black News Channel’s vice president of advertising sales. Mr. Anapolsky has worked the past 28 years in various sales and programming leadership positions in both the cable television... Read More ...

Director of Engineering and Operations

As a master of systems integration, Mr. Elcock is designing a network for BNC that pushes beyond the comfortable limits of today’s technology to create a new way of delivering news... Read More...

Director of Communications
Tommy Ross is Black News Channel’s director of communications. He has more than 40 years of legislative, political, public affairs, corporate and management experience and has affected... Read More

Director of Finance

Prior to joining BNC’s executive team as the Director of Finance & Human Resources, Maureen Brown served as the president of Top Notch Presentations (TNP), a private consulting firm she founded that works with businesses and individuals to prepare Read More...

Director of Creative Services

Amir Windom is Black News Channel’s director of creative services. Amir is regarded as one of the nation’s top rising young leaders and creative minds of his generation. Through his knack for creativity, brand marketing... Read More ...

Director, Corporate Business Development

Erika Littles serves as one of Black News Channel's directors of corporate business development. Erika brings with her more than 20 years of successful sales and sales management experience... Read More ...

Director, Corp Business Development
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Director of Marketing Services
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Sr. National Correspondent

Byron Pitts is the senior national correspondent for Black News Channel. Pitts was named ABC News “Nightline” co-anchor in 2014. Byron joined ABC News in April 2013 as anchor... Read More

Sr. Executive Producer

Joseph Gutierrez serves as Senior Executive Producer for Black News Channel. He brings with him 15 years of experience in broadcast media. Gutierrez previously served as Assistant News Director for WVLA-TV and WGMB-TV in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Read More...

Show Host/Commentator
A “firebrand” according to “Daily Variety,” best-selling author and radio talk-show host Larry Elder has a take-no-prisoners style, using such old-fashioned things as evidence and logic. Larry shines the bright light of... Read More

Consultant, Public Relations

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Consultant, OTT Services
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Regulatory Counsel

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Corporate Counsel
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Web Site Administrator

Lucas von Hollen is a well-seasoned professional in the field of both website administration as well as technical troubleshooting on large scale operations. He and his team have done the digital implementations for ... Read More

Web Site Developer
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Research Analyst

Faye R. Jones is a Research Analyst for BNC, where she identifies, presents, and dissects research of importance and relevance to the Black community through weekly discussions in a segment ... Read More

Owner & Investor

Elroy Sailor is co-founder and chief executive officer of the J.C. Watts Companies. Since the company’s founding in 2003, as CEO, Elroy has led a dynamic and talented executive management team to build an organization from... Read More

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Owner & Investor

Member of Black News Channel’s Programming Advisory Board. He also serves as co-managing partner in the Chicago office of Gonzalez, Saggio & Harlan, LLP and Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A. Tim is a principal... Read More

Owner & Investor

An owner and investor of Black News Channel. He is a senior partner at the Watts Consulting Group. As senior partner, Steve provides public relations and governmental advocacy for clients of the Watts Consulting Group.... Read More...

Owner & Investor

Monica Desai is a Director of Global Public Policy on the Connectivity team at Facebook, where she focuses on developing issues involving online communications service providers.   Prior to joining Facebook, Monica spent... Read More...

Owner & Investor

John D. McCann is an insurance executive specializing in third part professional liability. Mr. McCann has 25 years of executive leadership experience in both insurance company and insurance broker operations. He is currently... Read More...

Owner & Investor

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