Senior VP, Talent Strategy & Development, ABC News
Ensuring that TV newsrooms look like the society they serve – both on-screen and behind the camera
Galen Gordon is senior vice president of talent strategy and development at ABC News. An award-winning journalist with more than 25 years experience in both network TV news and sports, he was previously a producer for the likes of NBC, CNN and ESPN. In his current role, based in New York, Galen ensures that ABC News reflects the society it serves – both on-air and behind the camera. In this in-depth interview, Galen argues that – as well as being the right thing to do – promoting diversity gives the company an edge over other newsrooms, and ensures they hire the very best people; takes us behind the scenes of what a TV news producer actually does – from deciding what to cover, and ensuring the result on-screen is visually engaging; and reflects on his sabbatical from journalism to work at the NFL where he was in charge of talent management for the league’s media division.
Former Editor-in-Chief and SVP, CNN Digital
5th December 2022
Leading a global team of 350 journalists – how CNN grew the world’s largest digital audience
Founder & CEO, The Bridge
24th November 2022
Bridging the gap—creating mutual opportunities for Asia and the West in TV and film production
Astronomer and science presenter
22nd November 2022
Inspiring the curious to explore the big questions—the great beginnings of the universe, planet Earth… and life itself.
President, Deseret News
10th November 2022
Founded in 1850 by the Mormon Church, now with 10 million readers—the longest-running news organization in the American West