A solid business contingency plan gave Fox-owned WTTG and WDCA in Washington, D.C., a leg up in pivoting for the coronavirus pandemic. VP and GM Patrick Paolini says a priority now is staying on top of the news deluge while keeping staffers and advertisers calm amid the uncertainty.
The GM of Fox’s Washington duopoly is overseeing moves into podcasting and other new media, something he calls a survival necessity. “We’re competing with everyone, and for every dollar that we can get, so, to me, you have to have more places to monetize.” (Photo: Wendy Moger-Bross)
Patrick Paolini, VP and GM of Fox Television Stations’ WTTG Washington, will discuss local advertising, election coverage, the power of local content and his own punditry at TVNewsCheck’s NewsTECHForum.
Patrick Paolini, the brash GM of Fox-owned WTTG Washington pushes the limits of local news production, promotion and personality.
Patrick Paolini, VP-GM of Fox’s WTTG-WDCA Washington, says it’s time for the TV business to “admit that a ‘win’ in metered markets four times a year is meaningless — and that the focus on the four monthly sweeps is actually harmful to our business.”
Patrick Paolini, GM of WTTG Washington, who came to the Fox O&O in 2013 talks about the innovative approach his station takes in choosing stories for its newscast, his formula for choosing on-air talent and more.
The longtime Fox Television Stations exec will succeed Duffy Dyer as head of the Washington Fox-MNT duopoly.
The former GM of WTXF Philadelphia will lead sales for the 27 Fox O&Os, succeeding Joe Oulvey.
Schwaid joins the Fox Philadelphia O&O from Meredith Local Media, where he was VP of digital content. He succeeds Kingsley Smith, who in June became the ND at Fox’s O&O in Los Angeles, KTTV.