Who are today’s news directors?

The average TV news director has been news director at that station for about five years, according to the third installment in the 2018 RTDNA/Hofstra University Newsroom Survey released this week.

Other interesting highlights from the report:

  • TV news directors ages range from 23 to 76.
  • There’s a record high percentage of women and people of color holding TV news director roles.
  • Radio news director ages ranged from 17 years old up to 92.
  • The average radio news director has held the title for 12.1 years; the median was 8. Both of those numbers are down.

There’s more information to come from this survey in June and July.