Who I Am

emmysHello! I’m an Emmy Award-winning news executive with 20+ years of journalism and management experience in local newsrooms across America. I live in Austin and serve as the Executive Producer of a live weekday morning news broadcast that reaches a viewer base of nearly 3 million people across Texas – a role in which I lead a talented team of veteran journalists to help inform the Lone Star State in an engaging and memorable way. My previous roles in newsrooms include Interim News Director, Assistant News Director, Managing Editor, Assignment Editor, and News Producer.

I also earned my Executive Master of Broadcast Administration (MBA) from the University of Missouri while working full time leading a newsroom. My goal has always been to best utilize my lifetime of leadership experience to empower others to better understand and simplify our rapidly-changing world through the power of storytelling, communications, relationships, and shared information.

When I’m not inside the newsroom, I can be found traveling the world, competing in marathons and triathlons, and expanding my vinyl music collection!

Click here for Justin’s resume/CV

Examples of newscasts managed:

Assistant News Director: KOIN 6 News at 11 p.m. (May 17, 2019)

Winner: 2019 Emmy Award, Pacific Northwest Chapter – Evening News: Parkrose Gun Scare

Assistant News Director: KOIN 6 News at 6: Portland Protests (August 17, 2019)

Assistant News Director: KOIN 6 News at 5: Smith Tower Shooting (October 3, 2019)

Assistant News Director: 23ABC News at 6: Mudslides (October 16, 2015)

Winner: 2015 Emmy Award, Pacific Southwest Chapter – Evening Newscast, 23ABC News at 6

Winner: 2015 APTRA Award – Overall Excellence in Station Spot News – Television: KERO, Bakersfield

Assistant News Director/Producer: 23ABC Manhunt Special (August 21, 2015)

Digital storytelling examples:

KTLA-TV (Los Angeles)

Firefighters injured in North Hollywood fire

Fire at UCLA

Driver in pursuit jumps out of vehicle

KOIN-TV (Portland)

Flight 173: The deadly Portland plane crash that changed the airline industry

“Impossible Burger” not always possible to find

Police consider violations after Snoop Dogg concert

KGW-TV (Portland)

“Zombies” crash on freeway

KERO-TV (Bakersfield)

Merle Haggard’s boxcar update

Sheriff identifies victim of mass shooting

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