11 Dec Patrick Mason Named PIX11 News Executive Producer
Award Winning Producer Joins PIX11 To Oversee 5, 6 And 10pm Newscasts
NEW YORK, N.Y.—December 11, 2017– PIX11, Tribune Broadcasting’s New York flagship television station, has named Patrick Mason Executive Producer for PIX11 News. Mason will be responsible for the strategy and content for PIX11’s evening newscasts at 5, 6 and 10pm, on all platforms. He joins PIX11 on December 11 and will report to Amy Waldman, News Director.
Mason was formerly an Executive Producer at Al Jazeera America where he oversaw the weekend newscasts. He has also held producer positions at WNYW, WWOR and News 12. Mason joins PIX11 from “Good Morning America” where he was night editor and part of the GMA team to be honored with a Daytime Emmy Award. He began his media career in Youngstown, Ohio as a news producer for the CBS affiliate WKBN.
“Patrick’s extensive knowledge of the New York market makes him the perfect fit for our nightside team. He has a proven track record of creating content that helps establish a connection between the viewers and the brand. He’s been a staple in local broadcast news in this city for years and is truly one of New York’s Very Own,” said Amy Waldman, News Director.
Said Mason, “I’m looking forward to expanding PIX11 News’ status as a market leader in the Tri-state area. The station is focused on delivering quality local journalism, and its deep connection with viewers is proof PIX11 truly is “New York’s Very Own”.
Mason holds a BA in Telecommunications from Youngstown State University.
Founded in 1948 and owned by Tribune Broadcasting, a division of Tribune Media, WPIX-TV (PIX11) has long been regarded as a groundbreaking station in New York. In 2006, PIX11 became the flagship station of the CW Television Network and PIX11’s award winning news, successful primetime programming, off-network sitcom favorites, public affairs shows and outstanding event coverage have contributed to the station’s success. The station has been honored with numerous awards for excellence including nearly 300 Emmy® Awards (two for Outstanding Morning News Program and multiple Awards for Outstanding Newscast.) PIX11 also has a long history of local sports coverage and in 2015 became the broadcast home of the New York Yankees. PIX11 is also the broadcast station of the New York Mets, since 1999. PIX11 is also home to the New Jersey Lottery drawings. PIX11 engages with audiences across multiple social platforms; find us on Facebook at facebook.com/pix11news, on Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and Periscope: @pix11news. For more information visit www.pix11.com.