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Naomi Pescovitz EXPERIENCE:   Weekend Morning Anchor WTHR-TV   Indianapolis July 2014 – Present   Reporter KSTP-TV   Minneapolis Aug 2011 – July 2014   Multimedia Journalist KOVA-TV   Tucson Sep 2009 – July 2011   On Air Intern – General Assignment Reporter WIBW-TV   Topeka Sep 2008 – Dec 2008   On Air Intern – General Assignment Reporter KULR-TV   Billings Jun 2008 – Aug 2008     EDUCATION:   Northwestern University – Medill School of Journalism B.S, Journalism, International Studies 2005 - 2009
Brad Hirst
Experience Executive Producer 
Fox Business Network New York, NY
(2007 - present)
As Executive Producer supervise staff and all editorial aspects of production of Countdown to the Closing Bell with Liz Claman.
Oversee Twitter, Facebook and other social media aspects of Countown to the Closing Bell with Liz Claman and LizClaman.com.
Executive Producer for Lou Dobbs Tonight for 4 years. Broadcast became the highest rated program on FBN.
Designed social media plan for Lou Dobbs Tonight. Plan is still being used and is the most viewed for all of FBN.
Developed, launched and produced Lou Dobbs Tonight, The Willis Report, The Tom Sullivan Show and Money for Breakfast with Alexis Glick.
Developed a 3 hour morning digital business news program called FoxBusiness.com Live to coincide with the launch of the Fox Business iPhone app. **Ratings for Countdown to the Closing Bell with Liz Claman have increased more than 100% in the last year and a half. Liz Claman's Twitter has gone from 20,000 followers to more than 82,000. Sports Director
News 12 Networks
(2005 - 2007)
Supervised sports staff and all editorial aspects of sports productions at two local news networks.
Wrote, reported, produced, shot, edited and anchored sports feature stories and segments. Senior Producer
ESPN 
(2003 - 2005)
Line produced, supervised news production staff and coordinated segments for a 2 hour national sports morning show, Cold Pizza.  Executive Producer
News 12 The Bronx 
(2002 - 2003)
Oversaw all editorial aspects of 24 hour local cable news channel, line produced the 5PM newscast and coordinated production of all 12 daily half hour newscasts.  US Sports Correspondent 
Network of the World Digital satellite TV Network, U.K
(2000 - 2002)
Wrote, reported, shot and edited feature stories. Producer
CBS Sports
(1999 - 2000)
Wrote, produced and edited various feature story pieces for College Football Today, NFL Today and Emmy nominated Road To The Final Four. Producer
Fox Sports News
(1998 - 1999)
Booked and coordinated guest appearances for half hour sports talk program The Last Word With Jim Rome.
Coordinated live event coverage as a field producerfor New York related sports news stories. Broadcast Associate
ABC Sports
(1997)
Coordinated production of Emmy award winning opening tease for Monday Night Football. Producer
Newsport Sports News  
(1995 - 1997)
Produced sports news program Newsport Journal and NewSport Talk with Chet Coppock.  Combat Journalist
US Army
(1990 - 1992)
Spent 2 years covering Operation Desert Storm.
Won 2 Fourth Estate Awards for Military Journalism. Education 
Cornell University
Department of Defense Information School               
Renee Eng Renee Eng ***Renee is an MBA & Journalism graduate of UCLA*** Anchor/Reporter/MMJ/Producer
Time Warner Cable News – North Los Angeles County
(January 2014 – Present)
Lead newsroom during management transition, mentoring new reporters, managing editorial staff Reporter/Host/Producer
CitiCABLE 3 – Greater Los Angeles Area
(August 2011 – January 2014) Assistant Brand Manager
The Walt Disney Company – Burbank, CA
(February 2009 – January 2014)
Managed domestic & international motion picture marketing strategy and digital distribution Reporter/Producer
Dance Channel TV
(July 2007 – January 2014) Project Manager
Miles Electric Vehicles – Santa Monica, CA
(June 2005 – June 2008)
Leader in startup company team launching all-electric vehicle for industrial and consumer markets Education University of California, Los Angeles – Anderson School of Management
Masters of Business Administration University of California, Los Angeles
Bachelor of Arts – Journalism & Economics
Howard Dorsey EXPERIENCE   Consultant
TEGNA
(present)
Producing researching and designing indepth special and pilot initiative.
Click here to see Howard's work on the IMPACT project. 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.
Managered 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 
(2010-2013) 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 Education  University of Illinois – Majored in Broadcast Journalism University of Central Florida – Radio and Television courses