Richard Wald: “He was managing editor of The New York Herald Tribune, ran NBC News, and helped turn ABC News into a powerhouse.”

From a New York Times obit by Richard Sandomir headlined “Richard C. Wald, Leader in Print and Network News, Dies at 92”:

Richard C. Wald, who in a long adventure in journalism was the last managing editor of The New York Herald Tribune, ran NBC News in the 1970s and helped turn ABC News into a powerhouse, died Friday in New Rochelle, N.Y….

When Mr. Wald joined ABC News as a senior vice president in 1978, it was being remade by its ambitious president, Roone Arledge,who had built his reputation in sports. Mr. Wald and Mr. Arledge, classmates at Columbia College, built up the division, with Mr. Wald as chief overseer of the network’s news programming, including its centerpiece, “World News Tonight.”