Doerr locks in job with NBC

May 28, 2001  •  Post A Comment

Stephen Doerr, general manager at NBC-owned KXAS-TV, Dallas, was promoted to senior vice president of news, programming and creative development for the NBC owned-and-operated stations. He begins his new job June 4 in New York.
He will develop programming and negotiate syndication deals for NBC stations and digitize the owned stations’ news and creative services. He will also create new research capabilities for the station operations and coordinate divisionwide news coverage.
He replaces Steve Cagle, who was vice president of news, programming and creative development and who left NBC to become executive vice president and partner of SmithGeiger Research and Consulting.
“I’m looking forward to working closely with NBC Enterprises and looking for new ways to develop programming,” Mr. Doerr said. “Right now syndication tends to be a very expensive business for television stations, and that’s something we have to look at closely in this new economy.”
Before arriving at KXAS, Mr. Doerr, 39, made his mark as news director at NBC-owned WCAU-TV, Philadelphia, where he doubled the amount of local news and pioneered the market’s first 4 p.m. newscast. He was also news director at NBC-owned WRC-TV, Washington before going to a corporate job at the NBC-owned stations division as vice president and chief quality officer, where he re-engineered the business and production processes across the 13 owned stations, focusing on news, sales, operations, e-business and promotion.