Friday, July 07, 2006

FORMER SPRINGFIELD NEWSMAN TO WCBS

The Associated Press posts this:
Dan Shelley has been named executive editor of digital media for WCBS-TV and the station's Web site, WCBSTV.com.

Station president and general manager Peter Dunn made the announcement in New York on Thursday.

Shelley, a former chairman of the Radio-Television News Directors Association, starts Monday at WCBS-TV, which is part of the CBS Television Stations Group.

"Dan brings more than 25 years of news experience, most recently leading Milwaukee's top-rated radio station in its efforts at new media integration and content integration among radio, television and online," Dunn said.

Shelley moves to WCBS from WTMJ-AM, where he served as news director and assistant program director. He was responsible for the content of all news programming, including the top-rated show, Wisconsin's Morning News. He joined the station in 1995.

This April, Shelley finished a one-year term as chairman of RTNDA, where he focused the organization on digital media.

Shelley currently serves as chairman of the Radio and Television News Director's Foundation, the education arm of RTNDA.

He also served two terms as president of both the Wisconsin Associated Press Broadcasters Executive Committee and the Missouri Associated Press Broadcasters Association.

Shelley worked 12 years as news director for KTTS-AM/FM in Springfield, Mo.

Shelley earned a degree in electronic media communications from Southwest Missouri State University, now called Missouri State University. He also taught courses in broadcast writing and performance.
Shelley was one of the best radio newsmen in the 'burg, during an era when four local stations competed vigorously for news. Congrats.

1 comment:

John Stone said...

Dan is damn good .. .congrats to him ....