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Broadcasting executive

Joseph Karl Mikita, American Broadcasting executive. Recipient Order of Merit (Silver), Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Distinguished Service Alumni award Fordham University, 1969.

Background

Mikita, Joseph Karl was born on October 3, 1918 in near Richmond, Virginia, United States. Son of John and Catherine (Wargofcak) Mikita.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Fordham University, 1939. Master of Science, Columbia University, 1940.

Career

Treasurer, controller, Capital Cities Broadcasting Company, Albany, New York, 1955-1958;controller, Westinghouse Broadcasting Company, Inc., New York City, 1958-1960;vice president finance, Westinghouse Broadcasting Company, Inc., New York City, 1960-1964;vice president finance and administration, Westinghouse Broadcasting Company, Inc., New York City, 1964-1965;senior vice president, Westinghouse Broadcasting Company, Inc., New York City, 1965-1969;senior vice president, Westinghouse Broadcasting Company, Inc., New York City, since 1975;also director, executive vice president, Westinghouse Electric Corporation for Broadcasting, Learning and Leisure Activities, New York City, 1969-1975. Director Sutro Tower, Inc.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: (with others) The Business of Broadcasting, 1964.

Membership

Board directors Fordham University Council, Albany County Workshop, Albany County Heart Association, Citizens For Reasonable Growth, Boca Raton. Chairman board Instructional television. Served to major Army of the United States, 1940-1945, European Theatre of Operations.

Member American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, International Radio and television Society, New York Society of Certified Public Accountants, Financial Executives Institute (director, past president Manhattan chapter), Institute Broadcasting Finance Management (past director), Town Club, Westchester Country Club, Boca Raton Club, M.G.A., JDM Country Club, Royal Palm Yacht and Country Club, Palm Beach County Golf Association, Golden Harbour Yacht Club (commodore), Rotary (1st vice president New York ).

Connections

Married Mary Therese Benya, November 26, 1942. Children: Patty-Jane Mikita McGlynn, Michael, M. Noël Mikita Garagiola.

father:
John Mikita

mother:
Catherine (Wargofcak) Mikita

spouse:
Mary Therese Benya

child:
Patty-Jane Mikita McGlynn Mikita

child:
Michael Mikita

child:
M. Noël Mikita Garagiola Mikita