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Robert Bennett

Experience

Senior Producer
WAVY-TV, Norfolk, VA
(2015 - Present)

Executive Producer

WAVY-TV, Norfolk, VA
(2012 - 2015)
Oversee producers and production of Noon, 4-6:30p, 10p and 11p. Duties include script approval, showcasing, newscast critiques and scheduling. Evening newscasts are #2 or #1 in their time slots. 10pm and 11pm newscasts are #1.

News Producer/Facebook Manager
WJLA-TV, Washington, DC
(2011 - 2012)
Responsible for production of 6p newscast. Primary fill-in producer for 5p & 11p newscasts as well as producer for several specials. News content manager for station's Facebook page.

Supervising Producer
WVEC-TV, Norfolk, VA
(2004 - 2011)
Responsible for production of 11p newscast. Previously produced 5p & 6p newscasts. Ratings increased at 6p to #1 status. 11p newscast increased to #1 status in 2009, a first in the station's history.

Executive Producer
WHO-TV, Des Moines, IA
(2003 - 2004)
Responsible for overssing production of all daily newscasts. Supervised and hired producers, approved reporter scripts, graphics and overall look of newscasts. Also took part in 2004 Caucus coverage, redesign of newscast format and redesigned graphics package.

Senior News Producer
WTIC-TV, Hartford, CT
(1999 - 2003)
Responsible for overall production and writing of top rated 10p "Fox-style" newscast. Supervised staff of editors and writers. Also took part in minute-by-minute format design of 3-hour AM newscast proposal for Fox corporate.

AM Producer
WFSB-TV, Hartford, CT
(1998 - 1999)
Responsible for 2-hour AM news block. Served as overnight supervisor. Reformatted AM newscast to incorporate "appointment viewing".

Producer/Associate Producer
WGAL-TV, Lancaster, PA
(1993 - 1998)
Responsible for producing several newscasts - primarily Noon and Weekend shows. Designed first weekend AM newscast in the Harrisburg market. Promoted to producer from AP 1995.

Awards

Emmy - Weekend Newscast - ABC7 at 6p
Emmy - News Special - BRAC Battle
Emmy - Daytime Newscast - 13News at 5p
Emmy - Evening Newscast - 13News at 5p
Emmy - Team Effort - WTIC

Edward R. Murrow - 13News at 5p

Connecticut AP - Best Newscast - WTIC

Education

B.S. Communications/Broadcasting
Millersville University

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