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news executive , television producer

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

Background

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

Education

Bachelor of Arts, University Pittsburgh.

Career

Reporter, photographer, Station WDTV-Dumont television, Pittsburgh, 1953-1955;producer, assistant news director, Station KDKA-television, Pittsburgh, 1955-1964;news director, Station KYW-television, Cleveland, 1964-1965;news director, Station KYW-television, 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, Inc., New York City, 1986-1991.

Works

  • Other Work

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

Membership

Board of 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 Dirs. Association, Investigative Reporters and Editors Association, Society Professional Journalists, University of Pennsylvania President's Club (president).

Connections

Married Rosina Pregano Primo, January 21, 1961. Children: Albert Christian Gregg, Rosina Valeri, Juliet Brooks.

father:
Albert D. Primo

mother:
Jeanette (Rovitto) Primo

spouse:
Rosina Pregano Primo

children:
Albert Christian Gregg Primo

Rosina Valeri Primo

Juliet Brooks Primo