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Communications executive

George Douglas Skinner, American communications executive. Member American Federation of television and Radio Artists (president Cincinnati chapter 1945), Screen Actors Guild, International Radio and television Society (board directors 1974-1975), New York State Broadcasters Association (board directors 1974-1975).

Background

Skinner, George Douglas was born on February 18, 1918 in Portland, Oregon, United States. Son of George Phillips and Florence Agnes (Murphy) Skinner.

Education

Bachelor, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1939.

Career

Program host, news director, Station WPTZ-television, Philadelphia, 1948-1954;program host, Station WCBS-television, New York City, 1954-1957;radio consultant, The Katz Agency, Inc., New York City, 1958-1963;vice president news service, The Katz Agency, Inc., New York City, 1974-1980;manager, Station W National Broadcasting Company, New York City, 1963-1966;news anchorman, Station National Broadcasting Company, Los Angeles, California-television, Los Angeles, 1966-1968;news anchorman, Station WCKT-television, Miami, Florida, 1968-1971;managing editor, anchorman, Station WJBK-television, Detroit, 1971-1974;president, George Skinner Associations, Stamford, Connecticut, since 1980. Instructor mass communications U. Bridgeport (Connecticut), 1990.

Membership

Member American Federation of television and Radio Artists (president Cincinnati chapter 1945), Screen Actors Guild, International Radio and television Society (board directors 1974-1975), New York State Broadcasters Association (board directors 1974-1975). Clubs: Dolphin Cove Yacht (Stamford) (board directors 1985-1987).

Connections

Married Betty Armstrong, September 27, 1941. Children: Calvin Douglas (deceased), George David.

father:
George Phillips Skinner

mother:
Florence Agnes (Murphy) Skinner

spouse:
Betty Armstrong

child:
Calvin Douglas Skinner (deceased)

child:
George David Skinner