Close-up: David Corvo

May 28, 2001  •  Post A Comment

That David Corvo would become executive producer of “Dateline NBC,” after three years as NBC News vice president is in keeping with his career. NBC is the third network at which he’s been both vice president and executive producer.
During the 17 years after he joined KNXT-TV (now KCBS-TV), Los Angeles, he spent time as executive producer of “CBS This Morning” and as vice president of public affairs programming. He left CBS in 1992 for the then-nascent Fox News, where he was both vice president and executive producer of “Front Page.”
In 1995, he joined the executive ranks at NBC News. Mr. Corvo’s supervision of “Dateline” gave him a good look at the beginning and the end of the process that keeps three or more hours of the newsmagazine on the air each week.
Now, as he immerses himself in the entire “Dateline” process, he knows that he’ll be spending more time in the editing room, in the office and at the beck and call of phalanxes of correspondents and producers and others keeping an assortment of schedules.
One of those people will be Neal Shapiro, who was so successful as executive producer of “Dateline” that he’ll become president of NBC News June 4.