“As VP of News for Morgan Murphy Media, I help our local market teams develop strategies to build audience in six US markets. We are always on the lookout for distinctive journalists to join us. If you’re interested in working for a family-owned company founded in 1890 on principles of quality journalism and community service, contact me.
In addition, since 2008 I’ve helped lead a group of talented journalists as news director at WISC-TV in Madison. We focus on market-leading coverage and unique storytelling across all platforms. Our website, channel3000.com, is one of the most influential local sites in the country. We are committed to continuous improvement and leading through journalism’s changing times.
In my time as news director, WISC-TV been honored with a 5 national Edward R. Murrow awards by the RTDNA, including the top honor for overall excellence in 2016.
2011 graduate of the 10-month, MBA-style Broadcast Leadership Training program from the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation. 2007 graduate of Poynter’s Leadership Academy.
Member of the Call for Action Board of Directors, a non-profit focused on mediating consumer complaints and educating the public. With a team of volunteers, our efforts saved consumers in our market more than $288,000 in 2014. It’s journalism with tangible results.
Before my time as news director, I spent nine years as a reporter and anchor in Madison with a focus on political reporting and exclusive fact-check stories.
— Colin Benedict
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