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Howard Dorsey




Executive Producer
WGCL-TV, Atlanta, GA

PMCM - TV Group, Middletown, NJ
Consultant helping to design news operations from ground up. 

Executive Producer/Consultant
(2016 - 2017)
Produced, researched, and designed indepth special and pilot program initiative for the entire TEGNA broadcast group.

Assistant News Director
KRIV-TV,  Houston, TX 
(2013 - 2016)

Oversaw day to day operations by helping with recruiting, developing, evaluating and mentoring staff . Helping with budgets, payroll, expense management and scheduling.
Managed local news program initiative. Created/developed new programs now on the air including Isiah Factor Uncensored and What’s Your Point weekly political show.
Show doctor. Launched several new franchises to boost ratings. Responsible for overhauling 6 hour morning show. Ratings rose from 3rd to 1st in market in the morning and at noon. Integrated social media plans for all newscasts. Managed special events.
Oversaw extended live breaking news coverage.
Increased emphasis on hyperlocal by designing and overseeing two new bureaus staffed by veteran reporters, living where they work.
KRIV is a 108 person newsroom.

Executive Producer
WPIX-TV, New York, NY 

Show doctor: Given free hand by News Director to create and launch a re-designed 5 hour morning newscast. Ratings doubled each of the 5 hours vying for 1st or 2nd place against competitors.
Had previously worked with ND; was hired because of known ability to turn ratings around.

Executive Producer
NEWS 12 New Jersey, Edison, NJ  
(2008 - 2010)

Recruited for job by a former ND.
Helped develop and implement a cohesive plan for news coverage, storytelling, marketing and promotions.
Led morning news operations overseeing a team of 40 young guns willing to take calculated risks. Instilled philosophy in newsroom we dubbed in house ”Jersey moxie.” Mantra still exists today and helped NJ12 maintain highest ratings in 11 years of operation.

Web Managing Editor
WNCN-TV, Raleigh, NC 
(2007 - 2008)

Came “home” to North Carolina to be near my terminally ill mother. 
Focused on hyperlocal. Recruited to build a start up effort within a news department and launch a new web platform, one of the first of its kind in the country.
Hired a team of 17 beat reporters and 6 web channel producers. Created content for the internet in 2008. Beat reporters lived across DMA, and reported from where they lived.
Live streamed stories and events.

Senior Producer
ABC World News Now, New York, NY
(2006 - 2007)

Brought in to oversee production of World News Now.
Created a team concept.
Supervised producers and a 35+ member team, including 2 producers and staff in Washington DC bureau for this 90 minute newscast.
Increased content.
Created an entertainment franchise still on today.
Created graphics packaging to better showcase national and international news.
Streamlined production process to increase efficiency.
Approved all scripts.
Expanded roles of production team members.
Left position to be near my terminally ill mother.

Coordinating Producer
ESPN, Bristol, CT  
(2003 - 2006)

Supervised producers and a 35 member team preparing daily newscasts including Sunday night expanded ESPN news, College Football wrap-up show and a weekly. NASCAR show that steadily grew in ratings.
Exposed producers to strategies that increased ratings, including quarter hour meter strategy.
Coached producers on identifying and writing to available audiences based on time and time zones.
Helped implement research data to increase audience growth.
Oversaw all aspects of production and editing.
Supervised minimum of two hours of daily LIVE studio production.

Managing Editor
Executive Producer
KXAS-TV,  Dallas, TX
(2000 - 2003)

Recruited by former ND.
Led morning newscasts to 1st place.
Reformatted 5 and 6 AM.
Held lead over previous market leader for 6 consecutive ratings periods, with 3 different anchor teams.
Launched 10 AM newscast.
Supervised all reporters, planning and assignment desk personnel.
Produced special event coverage for KXAS and other NBC O&O stations.

Executive Producer 
WCBS-TV, New York, NY 
(1999 - 2000)

Improved ratings for 7 consecutive months.
Redesigned 11PM newscast.
Led team coverage on JFK, Jr crash and Y2K.

Managing Editor
Executive Producer 
WCAU-TV, Philadelphia, PA
(1996 - 1999)

Supervised coverage and content: Big story coverage for station and NBC O&O’s including 1997 Million Woman March, 1996 Summer Olympics and 1996. Presidential Summit on Volunteerism.
Executive Producer over 5-6PM newscast.
Recruited by former ND.

Assistant News Director
Executive Producer 
WXIX-TV, Cincinnati, OH 
(1995 - 1996)

Responsible for news gathering, editorial content and designing special projects.
Supervised and coached team of young producers.

Managing Editor
WSB-TV, Atlanta, GA
(1994 - 1995)

Responsible for content, reporters, field and desk operations.

Assignment Manager
Assignment Editor
WBBM-TV, Chicago, IL
(1986 - 1994)

Started as a PA ripping scripts and timing shows.
Promoted to assignment editor, field producer, special projects unit then Assignment Manager.
Produced documentaries with Bill Kurtis and special projects for stations and O&O group.
Helped cover 1994 Winter Olympics in Norway and four days LIVE from USS Theodore Roosevelt.

Emmy Awards

Sports – outstanding daily studio show, SportsCenter, ESPN
Sports – outstanding daily studio show, SportsCenter, ESPN
Mid Atlantic – Stars Shine on Philadelphia, MLB, WCAU-TV
Midwest – Winter Olympics Coverage, WBBM-TV
Midwest – Death of Mayor Washington, WBBM-TV

Professional Training & Professional Affiliations

      Member - National Association of Black Journalists
Six Sigma Green Belt – General Electric Quality Initiative
Advanced Management 9-day Training School  –  General Electric.
NBC Management Development Course
Keyes Assertive Management Training


University of Illinois – Majored in Broadcast Journalism

University of Central Florida – Radio and Television courses




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