Frank Governale, CBS News, VP Operations

November 26, 2014 · Posted in Speakers 

Frank Governale, Vice President, Operations, CBS News. Photo cr: John Filo/CBSFrank Governale has been Vice President, Operations, CBS News, since April 1997.  He is responsible for the Division’s technical personnel and facilities worldwide, its computer and data services, and the exploration of the newest technologies to insure the most efficient newsgathering capabilities.  He also is responsible for labor relations, including contract negotiations with the major collective bargaining units.

Before that, Governale served as General Manager, News Operations (1996-97).  He also was Director, Bureau Operations (1990-96).  In the latter position, Governale was responsible for the design, construction and operations of the technical facilities at all of the CBS News bureaus, including capital budget planning, the deployment of crews and equipment, and the acquisition of equipment, manpower and research and development for future technologies.

Prior to that, he was Director, Operations, CBS News Special Events (1988-90) and Technical Director, CBS Operations and Engineering (1983-88).  He joined CBS as a video operator (1981-83).

Governale was a video engineer for EUE Screen Gems (1981) and chief engineer for A&G Video Inc. (1980-81).  He began his career in broadcasting as a freelance video maintenance engineer and operator (1978-80).

Governale was born March 17, 1958, in the Bronx, N.Y.  He was graduated with a B.F.A. in communications in 1980 from the New York Institute of Technology.

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