DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - WDTN-TV and Dayton's CW have announced that Joe Abouzeid has been named President and General Manager.
Mr. Abouzeid comes to Dayton from Providence, Rhode Island where he was News Director for WPRI-TV and WNAC-TV since 2005. Under his guidance, "Eyewitness News" on WPRI-TV became the number one evening news with key demos (age 18-54) for the first time in years. In addition, the news team was awarded "AP News Station of the Year" for nine consecutive years. In his new role, Mr. Abouzeid will provide strategic direction and leadership for WDTN-TV and Dayton's CW.
"I'm thrilled to be joining the outstanding team of individuals at WDTN-TV and Dayton's CW and becoming a part of the local community," said Abouzeid. "With the launch of high-definition newscasts, innovative digital platforms and a dedicated sales team, we have a lot to offer the viewers in Miami Valley."
Mr. Abouzeid began his career at WHDH-TV in Boston, MA, after studying journalism at Boston University. During his eight-year tenure at WHDH-TV, he worked his way up from a newsroom intern to the ranks of Managing Editor. In 2002, WPRI-TV and WNAC-TV hired Mr. Abouzeid as Managing Editor. He was promoted to Assistant News Director in 2004 and News Director in 2005. He and his wife, Sarah, have two children.
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