Laurie Passman Bio, Age, Career And CBS 11 Vice President And KTVT

Laurie Passman Biography

Laurie Passman is an American journalist who is currently working as the Vice President and news director of KTVT-TV(CBS 11). She joined CBS News back in 2015 as an assistant news director.

Passman earned her four-year college education from the University of New Mexico School of Communication and Journalism. In her extra time, she plays the drums and appreciates unrecorded music. She is likewise enthusiastic around two fundamentals of life: nourishment and shoes.

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Laurie Passman Career | Laurie Passman CBS 11

Laurie Passman was named Vice President and News Director of KTVT-TV (CBS 11) in August 2018. Passman joined CBS 11 in August 2015 as the station’s Assistant News Director.

Laurie Passman

Passman is a multi-year news veteran who has secured real news occasions, for example, the destructive snare shooting of Dallas and DART Police Officers; Arizona’s staggering Yarnell Hill Fire and the shooting of the USA Rep. Gabby Giffords.

Passman has overseen news inclusion for huge scale occasions, for example, Super Bowls, decisions and live broadcast discuss. Passman deals with the entry-level position program at CBS 11 and is enthusiastic about coaching the up and coming age of writers. She much of the time gives her time as a visiting teacher for news coverage classes.

Preceding joining KTVT, Passman was Assistant News Director at KTVK-TV in Phoenix, where she dealt with the EMMY® Award-winning purchaser news unit, “3OYS.” She was likewise the Executive Producer of the top of the line “Great Morning Arizona” and extended the report to 5 ½ hours.

Preceding that, Passman filled in as News Director at KOB-TV in Albuquerque, where she drove the group to procure the New Mexico Broadcasters Association Excellence in Broadcasting grant. While at KOB, she likewise propelled an EMMY® Award-winning insightful/shopper news unit.


Vice President and News Director
Company Name KTVT CBS 11
Dates Employed Aug 2018 – Present
Employment Duration 1 yrs 3 mos
Location Dallas/Fort Worth Area

Assistant News Director
Company Name CBS 11
Dates Employed Sep 2015 – Present
Employment Duration 4 yrs 2 mos
Location Dallas/Fort Worth Area

Company Name Meredith Corporation
Total Duration 2 yrs 9 mos
Title Interim News Director
Dates Employed Sep 2014 – Aug 2015
Employment Duration 1 yr
Location Phoenix, Arizona Area

Title Assistant News Director-KTVK
Dates Employed Dec 2012 – Aug 2015
Employment Duration 2 yrs 9 mos
Location Phoenix, Arizona Area
Responsible for managing daily operations and content for newscasts and crafting coverage plans for major news events. I’m the main traffic cop in breaking news situations– providing direction to the desk, reporters, anchors, and producers.

Plus I handle the usual duties of AND–scheduling, managing OT, talent development, coaching reporters to improve storytelling and live shot performance, etc. Also, serve as Chief Firefighter–putting out fires and solving problems for a staff of over 100+ news professionals.

News Director
Company Name KOB
Dates Employed Jun 2011 – Dec 2012
Employment Duration 1 yrs 7 mos
Location Albuquerque
Responsible for managing daily operations and content for newscasts and crafting coverage plans for major news events. Launched Emmy-Award winning investigative unit that gained worldwide attention for breaking major news stories.

Led the newsroom to sweep the NMBA awards in 9 of 16 categories including Station Excellence and Breaking News Coverage. Handled all administrative duties–budgets, schedules, maintaining/ordering equipment, negotiated fleet deal for news vehicles; negotiated contract for new Sat truck and Helicopter.

Company Name Belo
Total Duration 2 yrs 11 mos
TitleAssistant News Director-KTVK
Dates Employed Aug 2010 – Jun 2011
Employment Duration 11 mos
Location Phoenix
Served in a dual role as both Executive Producer of Good Morning Arizona as well as perform duties of an Assistant News Director.

Title Executive Producer-Good Evening AZ and Good Morning AZ
Dates Employed Aug 2008 – Aug 2010
Employment Duration 2 yrs 1 mo
Location Phoenix, AZ
Executive producer for top-rated newscast Good Evening Arizona. Managed a team of reporters and producers and drove content for the two-hour newscast. Worked with line producers on pacing, showcasing and advanced production values to create a more engaging newscast. Collaborated with team to create new graphics pkg for all newscasts.

Executive Producer for top-rated Good Morning Arizona. Under my leadership, I expanded the show by an hour and a half for a total of 5 1/2 hours of morning programming. Participated in focus group testing and research projects related to the show.

Producer Academy
Company Name Hearst
Dates Employed Jun 2010
Employment Duration 1 mo
Energizing conference for those up-and-comers in this new world of broadcast news. Great strategies for managing people, how to push content in the digital world and progressive reporting strategies. Created models of the newsroom of the future.

Executive Producer
Company Name Scripps-KNXV
Dates Employed Nov 2003 – May 2006
Employment Duration 2 yrs 7 mos
Location Phoenix, Arizona Area
Executive Producer of ABC 15 Daybreak. In this role, I reorganized a talented cast of characters to create a unified staff of producers, reporters, anchors, and photographers. Bridged the gap between the production and news staff to become one cohesive work unit. We became a unified group who got excited about news again and turned what was once a last-place show into a competitor in the market. We went from last place (#5) in market to the (#3) morning show–and had the highest ratings increase the show had seen.

Assignment Editor/Midday Show Producer
Company Name Belo-KTVK
Dates Employed Aug 1999 – Jul 2003
Employment Duration 4 yrs
Started as assignment editor; promoted to segment producer and was part of a team to launch a 2-hour midday newscast and lifestyle show. In this role, I was responsible for booking/writing all guest segments and coordinating live shots.

Company Name KOB-TV
Total Duration 1 yrs 11 mos
Title Producer
Dates Employed Oct 1998 – Jul 1999
Employment Duration 10 mos
Location Albuquerque, New Mexico Area
Producer for the two-hour weekend morning newscast

Title Assignment Editor/Associate Producer
Dates Employed Sep 1997 – Oct 1998
Employment Duration 1 yrs 2 mos
Location Albuquerque, New Mexico Area
Performed dual roles as Assignment Editor and Associate Producer for weekday early eve and late-night newscasts.

Laurie Passman Named KTVT News Director

The CBS O&O in Dallas ups her from assistant ND to succeed Andrea Parquet-Taylor who is now station manager.

CBS on Thursday promoted Laurie Passman to vice president and news director at KTVT Dallas (DMA 5), effective immediately.

Passman has been the station’s assistant news director since August 2015. She succeeds Andrea Parquet-Taylor, who was promoted in July of this year to VP and station manager of KTVT and co-owned KTXA.

“Laurie is a seasoned professional who has demonstrated excellent news judgment and management skills,” said Gary Schneider, station president-GM. “She is an invaluable member of our team, and we’re excited for her to take on this new role.”

Prior to joining KTVT, Passman was an assistant news director at KTVK Phoenix. She also previously was a news director at KOB-TV Albuquerque.

She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of New Mexico School of Communication and Journalism.

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