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WEEK (NBC affiliate)/WHOI (ABC affiliate) (Peoria, IL)
Anchor/Reporter/Host/10pm Producer | March 2013-May 2017
- Solo Anchor and producer of the 5:30 and 10 pm. newscasts for ABC affiliate WHOI. Newscasts have moved from third to second in main demo for first time in more than 30 years.
− Led station coverage on implementation of Affordable Care Act.
− Also hostedf bi-monthly "Docs on Call' and “Ask the Attorney” call-in programs in prime access, telethons and the Peoria Journal Star Spelling Bee.
WVVA (NBC affiliate) (Bluefield, WV)
Anchor/Program Host | 2010—2012
− Served as the lead evening news anchor for one of the strongest NBC affiliates in the country (#1 in its market, with double-digit ratings increases during my tenure)
− Produced the 11pm newscast, which has seen triple the ratings of all its competition combined
− Managed all copy editing and mentor a staff of 20
− Hosted a weekly public affairs program
Morning Co-Anchor and Daytime Solo Anchor/Editor | 2004—2008
− Anchored newscasts for the leading local/regional news provider in cable; also served as the supervising copyeditor for a three-and-a-half-hour news block. Morning news was #1 in the New York City market in its cable universe
− Hosted two half-hour weekend programs, Education Notebook (winner of the 2006 Best Program Series from the New England Cable & Telecommunications Association and the 2007 NECTA Chairman’s Award) and What’s Cooking
− Also served as Anchor and Reporter for NEWS 12 NEW JERSEY
WVNY (ABC affiliate) (Burlington, VT/Plattsburgh, NY/ Montreal, QC)
Anchor/News Director/Executive Producer | 1999—2003
− Served as the solo anchor for the 6pm and 11pm newscasts and played an integral role in the operation’s startup.
WOIO (CBS affiliate)/WUAB (UPN affiliate) (Cleveland, OH)
Anchor | 1991—1998
− Served as Morning Host/Noon Anchor on WOIO (1997-1998), presiding over a 20% increase in ratings for the morning show and an ascent from fourth to third place for the noon broadcast; also served as the weekend anchor for the 6pm and 11pm broadcasts, where the latter’s ratings advanced to second in the market
− Served as the Weekend Anchor on WUAB (1991-1997), providing live reports for CBS Newspath and working as a Special Assignment Correspondent with extensive domestic and international travel (i.e. Jordan, Israel, Poland, UK)
− Hosted prime-time specials, including Town Hall meetings, July 4th Extravaganza and Easter Seal Telethon
KTVU (Fox affiliate) (Oakland/San Francisco, CA)
Anchor | 1988—1991
− Served as the Morning/Noon Anchor (1990-1991) and the Host of a one-hour news and entertainment talk show (1988-1990)
− Increased program ratings from a 1 to a 4; the “2 at Noon” program transformed into “Mornings on 2”, the first live two-hour morning show on the West Coast to go up against taped network broadcasts.
− Anchored breaking news coverage, including seven consecutive hours on the night of the 1989 Earthquake and during the 1991 Oakland Fires
− Hosted Specials, including Chinese New Year’s Parade (syndicated internationally) and Easter Seal Telethon; Co-Host of Earthquake Relief Concert/Telethon aired on all Bay Area stations
− Guest host on San Francisco radio stations KGO and K101
WIFR (CBS affiliate) (Rockford, IL)
Anchor/Executive Producer | 1983—1988
− Served as solo anchor and Executive Producer of the 5pm, 6pm and 10pm newscasts, elevating all to #1 ranking
− Hosted and produced a weekly interview program as well as The Easter Seal Telethon (assisted in forming a local chapter in partnership with the corporate community)
WCTI (ABC affiliate)/WFXI (Fox affiliate) (New Bern/Greenville/Washington, NC)
- Assistant News Director/Executive Producer | 2010
− Supervise a team of six producers, overseeing all breaking news coverage and reporting
− Top edit all news copy and conduct writing seminars for staff on proper story structure
− Media-coach all anchors and reporters
WPMT (Fox affiliate) (Harrisburg/Lancaster/York/Lebanon, PA)
Nighttime Executive Producer | 2009—2010
− Successfully launched two half-hour newscasts, at 6:30pm and 11pm, both going up against three established affiliates
WVNY (ABC affiliate) (Burlington, VT/Plattsburgh, NY/ Montreal, QC)
News Director/Executive Producer | 1999—2003
− Supervised the creation of the news operation for new ownership: developed format and designed opening, graphics, fonts, and music in preparation for station’s August, 1999 debut
− As news director, implemented programming which improved ratings with four consecutive books of growth
− Created three-person investigative unit and brought ABC News correspondent Barrie Dunsmore out of retirement to provide weekly commentary
− Hosted monthly health talk show on cable for Cleveland Clinic as well as various freelance hosting, including Northwest Afternoon on KOMO-TV Seattle, golf and hockey play-by-play and color commentary (for local cable and USA Hockey)
− Co-Author of Cleveland Browns chapter in The ESPN Ultimate Pro Football Guide (Hyperion Publishing)
− Guest Lecturer at Kent State University, San Francisco City College, Pace University and Associated Press workshops for journalism students
− Winner, 2011 Best Spot News, West Virginia Broadcasters Association (Virginia Tech Police Shooting)
− Winner, 2006 Best Program Series and 2007 Chairman’s Award (Education Notebook) from New England Cable & Telecommunications Association
− Documentary A Search for Peace archived by Steven Spielberg in the Film and Video Archives at U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
− Winner, Ohio Excellence in Journalism/SPJ & Cleveland Press Club (1st Place-1993; 2nd Place-1994 and 1996)
− Winner, Emmy/Cleveland Chapter (1993) for General Reporting (additional nominations for Best Anchor, Investigative and General Reporting, and Best Documentary)
− Winner, Illinois Associated Press Best Feature (1984-1986) and Spot News (1986)
− Outstanding Young Men of America
− Who’s Who in the Midwest
Tulane University (New Orleans, LA) | History and Political Science major

Illinois News Broadcasters Association


 Peoria, IL

Represented by:

David Brunner
DB & Associates
 (484) 695 - 5187


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