January 31, 2007
WFAA-TV Names Jerry Cadigan Station Production Manager
DALLAS -- WFAA's long time chief director has been promoted to production manager, supervising the station's directors, studio and remote crews and commercial production units.
"Jerry has touched nearly every WFAA project of significance during his career of more than 30 years at the station," said Dave Muscari, WFAA vice president/product development. From film to tape conversions in the 1970s, to the explosion of digital television in the 1990s, Cadigan has worked with countless new technologies and championed WFAA's involvement.
"Just recently Jerry was an integral part of WFAA's Victory Park studio planning and execution," said Muscari, "and has been a vital force behind our high definition development and implementation over the years."
Cadigan is a Dallas native and a graduate of Southern Methodist University. He joined WFAA in 1973 after graduating from college, working in the station production department as a summer intern. During his tenure at WFAA Cadigan has been recognized with numerous Dallas Press Club Katie Awards, Heartland and Lone Star regional Emmys, PROMAX/BDA international promotion and design honors and an RTNDA Edward R. Murrow Award.
He is the father of two children and is active in a number of professional, and community, school and civic organizations
WFAA-TV is a subsidiary of Belo Corp., one of the nation's largest media companies with a diversified group of market-leading television, newspaper, cable and interactive media assets. A Fortune 1000 company with 7,400 employees and more than $1.5 billion in annual revenues, Belo operates in some of America's most dynamic markets in Texas, the Northwest, the Southwest, the Mid-Atlantic and Rhode Island. Belo owns 19 television stations, six of which are in the 15 largest U.S. broadcast markets. The Company also owns or operates seven cable news channels and manages one television station through a local marketing agreement. Belo's daily newspapers are The Dallas Morning News, The Providence Journal, The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, CA) and the Denton Record-Chronicle (Denton, TX). The Company also publishes specialty publications targeting young adults, and the fast-growing Hispanic market, including Quick and Al D a in Dallas/Fort Worth, and El D and La Prensa in Riverside. Belo operates more than 30 Web sites associated with its operating companies. Additional information is available at www.belo.com . For more information on WFAA contact Dave Muscari, vice president/product development at 214-977-6490.