Tom Petner is an award-winning journalist and media executive. Most recently Petner was Editor of the broadcast industry newsletter, "ShopTalk" and Director of Temple University's journalism program, the Multimedia Urban Reporting Lab (MURL). Previously, Petner led several successful broadcast news operations, first as Vice President and News Director at WWOR Television in the New York market, and then as Vice President of News at WTAE Television in Pittsburgh. His many newsroom credits include service as an Assignment Manager, Executive Producer and Managing Editor at CBS O&O stations in Philadelphia and New York. His online management experience includes roles as an Executive Producer, Publisher and SVP at the online start-up APBNews.com and Chief Operating Office at Vault.com.
He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recent Stories by Tom Petner
Do you watch any of the new local digital channels?No, neither do I. Welcome to television’s new wasteland of local digital multicasting. Now there are seven zillion more channels and still the same complaint, “all these channels and nothing to......
With the New TV Season Almost Upon Us, the Biggest Issue for All Stations With Newcasts is How the Leno Move Will Affect Them. Here Are the Concerns—and the Strategies—Stations of All Affiliations Are Discussing
Comedy is big news this season, particularly in September, when NBC goes from dark and bloody to light and funny - dropping Jay Leno into the 10 p.m. prime slot traditionally reserved for scripted drama.It's a move, however, that's no......