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I have a proven track record of taking troubled properties and dramatically increasing revenue and ratings using innovative systems, technology, and strategies – while maintaining the highest journalistic ethics and a strong community presence.

From News Anchor to News Director to General Manager to Group President, I have 17 years of experience managing TV stations and more than 30 years experience in TV.  I have continually re-invented myself and the companies I manage in the face of emerging technologies.  How many General Managers do you know that have taken the time to become Google Ad Words certified and IAB Digital Sales certified?


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Named one of Local Media Asociation’s 2017 “Media Influencers”

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Paul Dughi named one of Broadcasting & Cable magazine’s Digital All-Stars for 2016

“On the front lines of transforming the broadcast industry

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Named one of Medium’s “Top Writers” on Social Media, Journalism

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As the business has changed, I’ve continued to evolve and innovate.  I launched The Ohio News Network, a statewide news channel in Ohio, in 1996.   I wrote most of the code for my TV station’s first website in 2000, created 24/7 digital local news and local weather channels in 2005, and the country’s first 24/7 live, mobile (OTT) news channels in 2010.

In 2011, I developed the Next Gen Newsroom, which provided news for six TV stations in different markets from a single location… in English and Spanish.  watch-video

In 2012, my cohort and I opened up C2, a digital agency (now operating in four states) and in 2015, launched AudiencePop, a digital agency in Alabama.  And if you want to know what we’re doing that increased digital sales by 200+%, you can read it here.

Along the way, I increased cash flow at my current station by 285% in two and a half years and margins by 226%.

Here are some sample Projects, Promotions, and Community Service campaigns that I personally spearheaded.


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