Tom Petner

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 tpetner@gmail.com.


Recent Stories by Tom Petner

Excitement Building as iPhone 6 -- With, Most Likely, a Larger Screen -- Launch Approaches

Posted July 25, 2014 at 6:00 AM

"According to a survey of 4,109 U.S. consumers the iPhone 6 is the most anticipated Apple smartphone ever," reports TechRadar. The story adds that the release date for the new iPhone is "likely" in September. The  article also says:......

Wanted: TV, Print or Online Reporter With Five Years' Experience Whose Beat Will Be to Cover Just One Person (Though the Person Is a Superstar)

Posted July 25, 2014 at 4:33 AM

We've run into a most peculiar help-wanted ad: a solicitation for a reporting position where the beat is covering a single person who is a superstar. The opportunity is for "Sports Reporter -- LeBron James Beat." The place is......

Amazon Greenlights Pilot Based on Classic Hugo Award-Winning Dark Fantasy Novel

Posted July 24, 2014 at 2:52 PM

The late Philip K. Dick is one of the most famous science fiction and fantasy writers who ever lived. Amazon Studios has just given the greenlight to one of Dick's most famous works, the Hugo Award-winning novel "The Man......

Tara Reid: 'It's like probably "pigs could fly." Like, I don't think pigs could fly, but actually sharks could be stuck in tornados.' YES! Though We Think The Government Tried to Stop Her From Saying This...

Posted July 24, 2014 at 2:15 PM

"'Sharknado' and its upcoming Big Apple sequel may be a couple of unexpected Syfy hits, but if you ask ['Sharknado 2'] star Tara Reid, a shark attack on New York is not as far-fetched as it might seem," reports......

Check Out What Kind of Special This All-Star Cast Is Doing for HBO: Andy Samberg, Kit Harington, Fred Armisen, Lena Dunham, Will Forte, Howie Mandel, Michael Sheen, Mary Steenburgen, June Squibb and Soledad O'Brien

Posted July 24, 2014 at 11:53 AM

The following stars are coming out for a special on HBO: Andy Samberg, Kit Harington, Fred Armisen, Lena Dunham, Will Forte, Howie Mandel, Michael Sheen, Mary Steenburgen, June Squibb and Soledad O'Brien. "The one-off HBO Comedy Event is described......