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Van Gordon Sauter

Van Gordon Sauter, American communications executive. Member Radio television News Directors Association, Sigma Delta Chi.

Background

  • Sauter, Van Gordon was born on September 14, 1935 in Middletown, Ohio, United States. Son of Freeman and Cornelia (Banker) Sauter.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Ohio University, 1957. Master of Arts, University Missouri, 1959.

    Career

    • Reporter, New Bedford (Massachusetts) Standard-Times, 1959-1963. Staff writer Detroit Free Press, 1963-1967, Chicago Daily News, 1967-1968. News and program director WBBM-television-Columbia Broadcasting System Radio, Chicago, 1968-1971.

      Executive producer Columbia Broadcasting System News (radio), 1971. Director news WBBM-television-television, Columbia Broadcasting System, Chicago, 1972-1974. Paris bureau chief Columbia Broadcasting System News, 1974-1976.

      Vice president program practices Columbia Broadcasting System television Network, New York City, 1976-1977, 86. Vice president, general manager Station KNXT-television, Columbia Broadcasting System, Los Angeles, 1977-1980. President Columbia Broadcasting System Sports, New York City, 1980-1982, Columbia Broadcasting System News, 1982-1983, executive vice president, 1983-1986, Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc., 1986.

      Contributor articles Los Angeles Times, independent television project consultant, since 1986. President Fox News division Fox Inc., Los Angeles, 1992-1995. President, general manager Station KVIE-television (Public Broadcasting Service), 1995-1998.

    Works

    • Co-author: Nightmare in Detroit, 1968, Fabled Land, Timeless River, Life Along the Mississippi, 1970.

    Membership

    Member Radio television News Directors Association, Sigma Delta Chi.

    Connections

    • Children: Mark Allen, Jeremy Banker.
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    Born September 14, 1935
    • 1957
      Ohio University
    • 1959
      University Missouri
    • 1959 - 1963
      Reporter
    • 1963 - 1967
      staff writer, Detroit Free Press
    • 1967 - 1968
      staff writer, Detroit Free Press
    • 1968 - 1971
      news and program director, WBBM-Columbia Broadcasting System Radio
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1971
      executive, producer Columbia Broadcasting System News (radio)
    • 1972 - 1974
      director, news World's Best Battery Maker
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1974 - 1976
      Paris bureau chief Columbia Broadcasting System News
    • 1976 - 1977
      vice president, program practices Columbia Broadcasting System television Network
    • 1977 - 1980
      vice president, Station KNXT-television
      Los Angeles, California, United States
    • 1977 - 1980
      general manager, Station KNXT-television
      Los Angeles, California, United States
    • 1980 - 1982
      president, Columbia Broadcasting System Sports
    • 1982 - 1983
      president, Columbia Broadcasting System Sports
    • 1986
      president, Columbia Broadcasting System Sports
    • 1992 - 1995
      president, Fox News division Fox Incorporated
    • 1995 - 1998
      president, Station KVIE-television (Public Broadcasting Service)
    • 1995 - 1998
      general manager, Station KVIE-television (Public Broadcasting Service)
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