News Director


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News Director   WAVE-TV – Louisville, KY June 2013-present

  • Supervise all news operations across all platforms.
  • Recruit and develop all news and production staff, and assist with Raycom recruiting efforts.
  • Oversee planning and execution for all special projects and long-form coverage, including investigative reporting, 40-plus hours of live coverage during Kentucky Derby season, themed newscasts, and live sports partnerships.
  • Increased performance in all web, mobile, and social media metrics.

Director of Production   Jupiter Entertainment – Knoxville, TN May 2012-June 2013

  • Managed budget, scheduling, staffing, production and post production for multiple shows on cable networks including Discovery, Oxygen, TLC, NatGeo, Animal Planet and others.

News Director   WBIR-TV – Knoxville, TN March 2004-March 2012

  • Supervised content for 9 hours of varied local television programming daily, including developing and launching three original hours for WTNZ-TV.
  • Launched news presence on multiple new platforms – including online, mobile, social media, and text messaging.
  • Recruited and developed all news staff.
  • Supervised and produced major station projects and community initiatives.
Executive Producer of Special Projects 
WCCO-TV – Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN June 2002-March 2004
  • Supervised dedicated unit for long-form and investigative reporting.
  • Field produced major breaking news and all special events.
  • Developed “Reality Check” franchise, and political website project with RTNDF and Annenberg School of Communication.
News Director 
WHNT-TV – Huntsville, AL
July 1999-June 2002
  • Took second-ranked station to first place during 12 consecutive ratings periods.
  • Increased diversity in all levels of newsroom staff, including management.
  • Served as interim General Manager – 2000.

Assistant News Director  WCNC-TV – Charlotte, NC December 1998-July 1999

Executive Producer   ABC 33/40 – Birmingham, AL July 1996-December 1998 

10pm Producer WHNT-TV – Huntsville, AL August 1994-July 1996

6 & 10pm Producer KJAC-TV – Beaumont/Port Arthur, TX June 1993-August 1994

Selected Awards:

  • RTDNA Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards – Overall Excellence – 2014, 2010, 2008, 2005
  • 2015 Ohio Valley Emmy Awards – Newscast, Breaking News, Live Sporting Event
  • 2013 Ohio Valley Emmy Award – Breaking News
  • SPJ National Ethics in Journalism Award – 2010
  • FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award – 2010
  • Greater Knoxville Business Journal “40 under 40” – 2010


  • Junior League of Louisville Community Advisory Board (2016-present)
  • Jefferson County Imagination Library Board (2015-present)
  • Focus Louisville (Fall Class, 2014)
  • Leadership Knoxville (Class of 2008, Board of Directors 2012-2013)
  • University of Tennessee Chancellor’s Associates (Class of 2010)
  • Tennessee Coalition for Open Government Board of Directors (2010-2012)
  • Tennessee AP Broadcasters Association Board of Directors (2008-2013)
  • Arts and Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville Board of Directors (2006-2013)
  • Carole Kneeland Project Fellow (2005)


Trinity University, San Antonio, TX B.A. in Communication and History, 1992 Awards:  National Merit Scholarship, Trustee’s Scholarship, Outstanding Senior

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