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.