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Audrey Patterson
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Professional Summary

Seasoned News Director with a record of success within NBC Owned Stations.

Vice President & News Director Apr 2001Present KXAS Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX
  • Currently leading a newsroom of 110 Journalists in one of the nations most competitive markets.
  • Built a strong team of Meteorologists in a weather-intense market, including a strategy for the long-time Chief's retirement in 2018.
  • Built a national award-winning Investigative Team.
  • Executed a community-based reporting strategy where Video Journalists live and work in key North Texas cities. 
  • Led the team through many significant news cycles, including deadly tornado outbreaks, the Dallas Ebola Crisis, Garland ISIS, the murder and trial of American Sniper Chris Kyle.
  • Worked across departments to launch Texas Connects Us brand.
  • Used an inclusive approach with staff to design the new facility. 
Assistant News Director Mar 1998Apr 2001 WCAU Philadelphia, PA
  • Built an aggressive newsroom based on Weather and Breaking News.
  • Outperformed the market on Weather.
  • Defeated WPVI at 11pm, February 2011
  • Managed strong talent effectively: Larry Mendte, John Bolaris, Howard Eskin, Don Lemon, Renee Chenault-Fattah.
  • Promoted to KXAS based on ability to effect change, upgrade staff and coverage, win weather.
Managing Editor Apr 1991Mar 1998 KNSD San Diego, CA
  • Managing Editor from 1995-1998
  • Executive Producer 1994-1995
  • Senior Producer 1993-1994
  • Producer, Late News, 1991-1993
Bachelor of Fine Arts : Radio, Television & Film Sam Houston State University Huntsville, TX
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Previous Companies:

  • KXAS
  • WCAU
  • KNSD

Previous Job Positions:

  • Vice President & News Director
  • Assistant News Director
  • Managing Editor


  • Sam Houston State University

Level of Education:

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts

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