Leader dedicated to maximizing new technology, techniques, and emerging media to maximize revenue, increase efficiency, and create great journalism.

lma-bcNamed “2017 Media Influencer” by Local Media Association and “2016 Digital All-Star” by Broadcast & Cable magazine.

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Paul Dughi
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WORK

waayVP/General Manager
WAAY-TV (ABC) in Huntsville, AL
January 2014 – Present

Dramatically increased revenue, cash flow, and margins to highest levels in nearly a decade.  Grew revenue nearly 19% despite market being down 6%.  Launched Digital Agency and grew digital revenue 200%.  Increased cash flow by 285% and margins by 226% after two and a half years on the job.  Complete rebuilding, including branding, news, and technical facilities.



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Cowles California Media in Salinas/Monterey, CA & Santa Maria/Santa Barbara, CA
KION (CBS), KCOY (CBS), KKFX (FOX), KMUV (TELEMUNDO), CENTRAL COAST CW & SSA with KCBA (FOX)
2008-2014

Created Next Generation Newsroom, serving six stations in multiple markets in English and Spanish. Also GM for Salinas/Monterey stations.  Grew revenue by double digits yearly, going from second to first in market revenue.  Launched one of nation’s first 24/7 mobile local news channel.


kndo-knduVP/General Manager
KNDO/KNDU-TV (NBC) in Yakima/Tri-Cities, WA
2000-2008

In final year, amassed 98.2% of all P&L in market.  Also served as VP/Technology for parent company.  Launched 24/7 local news and weather channels.


BIG.jpgVP/Executive Director
The Producing School at The Broadcast Image Group in San Antonio, TX
1997-2000

Consulted dozens of stations on news, branding, digital, and strategy as well as conducted training workshops for some of the country’s leading broadcast groups.


wbnsNews Director
WBNS-TV (CBS) in Columbus, OH
1993-1997

Took news operation from 2nd to 1st place to one of the highest-rated CBS affiliates in the country; launched statewide 24-hour news channel, The Ohio News Network (ONN).


khq.jpgDirector, News & News Marketing
KHQ-TV (NBC) in Spokane, WA
1990-1993


wbnsExecutive Producer
WBNS-TV (CBS) in Columbus, OH
1998-1990


wsyxAssistant News Director
WSYX-TV (ABC) in Columbus, OH
1997-1998


wkycAssistant News Director
WKYC (NBC) in Cleveland, OH
1984-1987


wcmhExecutive Producer
WCMH-TV (NBC) in Columbua, OH
1982-1984


waeoNews Director/Anchor
WAEO-TV (NBC) in Rhineland, WI
1980-1982

certification
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Google Ad Words Certified
9.2015                    

iabIAB Digital Media Sales Certified
10/13-10/15

education

cc110Masters of Business Administration (MBA)
California Coast University
Santa Ana, CA
Awarded Feb, 2014

niuB.A., Broadcast Journalism
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL

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kneeland

I serve as Visiting Faculty for the Carole Kneeland Project for Responsible Journalism teaching mid-career News Directors on ethics, decision-making, management, and leadership.

Have also served on various local, regional and national boards, including:

  • National Association of Broadcasters
  • Alabama Broadcast Association
  • Salinas Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • American Red Cross, Monterey Bay County Chapter
  • Washington State Association of Broadcasters
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce
  • Tri-Cities Economic Development Council
  • Red Cross of Benton-Franklin County
  • Red Cross, Yakima County Chapter
  • Circle of Success

awards

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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 “2017 Media Influencer” by Local Media Association

Best New Digital Initiative (2nd Place), SpaceAlabama.com
Local Media Association (2017)

Best Newscast/Northern California (2013)

NATAS Emmy/Norcal Small Market

Best Newscast/Northern California (2012)
NATAS Emmy/Norcal Small Market

Overall News Excellence/Small Market (2012)
RTNDA Regional Murrow Award

Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Political Journalism (2011)
USC’s Annenberg School

Philanthropy Volunteer of the Year (2011)
Red Cross, Monterey Bay Chapter

Additional awards from Associated Press, UPI, RTNDA, and Emmy Awards for Online Reporting, Online Public Service, Investigative Reporting, Outstanding News Organization, Best Newscast, Best Weather, Best Sports, Best Writing.

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