The new VP and head of news for the Houston Fox O&O joins the station from CBS’s WFOR-WBFS Miami.
Tom Doerr today was named vice president and news director of Fox O&O KRIV Houston (DMA 10). Starting July 9, Doerr will be responsible for overseeing all editorial, business and administrative functions for KRIV News, reporting directly to D’Artagnan Bebel, the station’s vice president and general manager.
Before joining KRIV, Doerr spent three years as vice president and station manager of WFOR and WBFS Miami. Previously, he spent three years as the news director of KTVT and KTXA Dallas-Fort Worth and a year as the executive news eirector of KENS San Antonio, Texas.
Prior to this, he spent three years as a senior strategist for Audience Research and Development in Dallas, where he evaluated and provided guidance to television stations on their news programs.
Doerr also served as news eirector for WPLG Miami, KRTK Houston, WJLA Washington and KTUL Tulsa, Okla.
Earlier in his career, he was an executive producer for WSB Atlanta; an executive producer for WGAL Lancaster, Pa., and a producer for WHP Harrisburg, Pa. He began his television news career as a reporter and producer at KGBT Harlingen, Texas.
A graduate of the University of Florida, Doerr holds a Master of Science and a Bachelor of Science in journalism.