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Ed Sims Turner

Ed Sims Turner, American broadcast executive, writer. Press secretary Bud Wilkinson for United States Senate campaign, 1964-1965. Member Radio television News Directors Association, Sigma Delta Chi (national reporting awards 1963), Phi Gamma Delta.

Background

  • Turner, Ed Sims was born on September 25, 1935 in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, United States. Son of Ed and Dee (Sims) Turner.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Journalism, University Oklahoma, 1957.

    Career

    • Producer, director documentary films Okla University, Norman, 1957-1959. Reporter Station KWTV, Oklahoma City, 1959-1964. Vice president news Station WTTG, Washington, 1966-1968.

      Vice president news public affairs Metromedia, New York City, 1968-1974. Vice president news United Press International television News, 1975. News producer Columbia Broadcasting System, 1975-1978.

      News director Station KWTV, Oklahoma City, 1978-1979. Managing editor Cable News Network, Atlanta, 1979-1981, executive producer, 1982, chief Washington bureau, 1983, executive vice president, since 1984. Special instructor Oklahoma University, 1968, Mary Mount College, New York City, 1978.

    Works

    • Director educational documentary (Best Documentary award Cannes Film Festival 1958). Creative producer (television special) Crossfire. Creator, engineer (television special) Novak Reports.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Press secretary Bud Wilkinson for United States Senate campaign, 1964-1965. Member Radio television News Directors Association, Sigma Delta Chi (national reporting awards 1963), Phi Gamma Delta.

    Connections

    • Married Beth Coburn, June 25, 1964. 1 child, Christopher.
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    Born September 25, 1935
    • 1957
      University Oklahoma
    • 1959 - 1964
      reporter Station KWTV
      Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
    • 1966 - 1968
      vice president, news Station WTTG
      Washington, United States
    • 1968 - 1974
      vice president, news and public affairs Metromedia
    • 1975
      vice president, news United Press International television News
    • 1975 - 1978
      news producer Columbia Broadcasting System
    • 1978 - 1979
      news director, Station KWTV
      Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
    • 1979 - 1981
      managing editor Cable News Network
      Atlanta, North-West, South Africa
    • 1983
      managing editor Cable News Network
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