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Albert Thomas Primo

Albert Thomas Primo, American news executive, television producer. Recipient Associated Press Broadcasting award, Peabody award, Emmy award.


  • Primo, Albert Thomas was born on July 3, 1935 in Pittsburgh. Son of Albert D. and Jeanette (Rovitto) Primo.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Pittsburgh.


    • Reporter, photographer Station WDTV-Dumont television, Pittsburgh, 1953-1955. Producer, assistant news director Station KDKA-television, 1955-1964. News director Station KYW-television, Cleveland, 1964-1965, Philadelphia, 1965-1968.

      Creator eyewitness news format, 1965-1970. News director Station WABC-television, New York City, 1968-1972. Vice president news ABC-television Stations, 1972-1974.

      Executive producer ABC News, New York City, 1974-1976. President Primo Newservice, Old Greenwich, Connecticut, since 1976. President Naugatuck Valley Station WNVR, Waterbury, Connecticut, 1978-1985.

      Board directors United States Newswire, Inc., Washington, since 1988. Public Village Gazette, Old Greenwich, Connecticut, 1980-1986. Vice president, board directors Medialink, Incorporated, New York York City, 1986-1991.


    • Executive producer Now It Can Be Told Geraldo, 1991-1992. (television show) Newsworthy, since 1990. Co-producer The Mantis Murder, Indy film.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Board directors Junior League, Greenwich, Connecticut, 1984-1985, United States Newswire, Inc., 1989. Trustee Freie Universit├Ąt. Pittsburgh, since 1991, State University of New York, Purchase.

    With United States Air Force Reserve, 1955-1962. Member National Association Broadcasters, Radio and television News Directors Association, Investigative Reporters and Editors Association, Society Professional Journalists, University Pennsylvania President's Club (president).


    • Married Rosina Pregano Primo, January 21, 1961. Children: Albert Christian Gregg, Rosina Valeri, Juliet Brooks.
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    Born July 3, 1935
    • 1953 - 1955
      Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1964 - 1965
      news director, Station KYW-television
      Cleveland, Ohio, United States
    • 1965 - 1968
      news director, Station KYW-television
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1965 - 1970
      creator eyewitness news format
    • 1968 - 1972
      news director, Station WABC-television
    • 1972 - 1974
      vice president, news American Broadcasting Company-television Stations
    • 1974 - 1976
      executive, producer American Broadcasting Company News
    • 1976
      president, Primo Newservice
      Old Greenwich, Connecticut, United States
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