08 May PIX11 Names Thomas Tobin Senior Executive Producer
Tobin to Oversee AM Daypart
NEW YORK, May 8, 2019 – PIX11, Tribune Broadcasting’s New York flagship television station, has named Thomas Tobin Senior Executive Producer for PIX11 Morning News. Tobin will be responsible for the strategy and content for PIX11’s morning newscasts, on all platforms. He joins the station on May 13 and will report to Vickie Burns, VP of News and Content.
Tobin joins PIX11 from WJLA/ABC in Washington, DC. While the AM Executive Producer, Tobin grew the ratings for the morning daypart 300% and won an Emmy Award for leading WJLA’s coverage of the Congressional Ball Park Ambush.
Said Burns, “Thomas is a seasoned and award-winning news manager with experience leading local news teams at top rated stations in New York and Washington, DC. I am confident PIX11’s Morning News will continue on its path of growth under Thomas’ leadership.”
Prior to his role at WJLA, Tobin served as a freelance weekend manager and producer at PIX11. Previously, Tobin was the Assistant News Director at WABC in New York. He also held a management role at WRC/NBC in Washington, DC. In his early career, Thomas spent time as a one-man band reporter and anchor in his native Virginia and working the assignment desk in DC.
“I am thrilled to be joining the award-winning newsroom at PIX11,” said Tobin. “I look forward to building on the already established foundation of excellence to bring this team to even greater success.”
Tobin holds a B.A. in Communications from Virginia Tech.
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 programs and outstanding event coverage have contributed to the station’s success. The station has been honored with numerous awards for excellence, including nearly 375 Emmy® Awards. PIX11 also has a long history of local sports coverage, since 1999 PIX11 has been the broadcast station of the New York Mets and in 2015 became the broadcast home of the New York Yankees. The station 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 and Snapchat: @pix11news. PIX11 also has a channel on Roku/Apple TV/Amazon Fire TV Stick/Android TV and can be found as an Alexa skill. For more information visit www.pix11.com.
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