Media Ownership Workshop - Broadcasters & Industry Panel, 11/4/09
David J. Barrett, Hearst TV
David Barrett is President and Chief Executive Officer of Hearst Television Inc. Hearst Television is regarded as one of the country's preeminent television companies, recognized for excellence in local news, distinguished community service, and competitive leadership in markets across America. Barrett joined Hearst in 1984 as General Manager of the company's Baltimore radio stations, later assuming responsibility for WBAL-TV. In 1991 he relocated to New York as Vice President of Hearst, with operating oversight for the company's television and radio stations. In 2001 he was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Hearst-Argyle Television, Inc., now Hearst Television Inc (2009).
Barrett, a director of Hearst Corporation, is also a trustee of the trust established under the will of William Randolph Hearst and a director of The Hearst Foundations. He also serves on the boards of directors of Maximum Service Television, Inc. (MSTV), the Emma L. Bowen Foundation, the Broadcasters Foundation, the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), and the NAB's Education Foundation (NABEF).
Barrett is a past Chairman of the Board of Governors for the ABC Television Affiliates Association, and the Federal Communications Commission's Media Security and Reliability Council (MSRC II).
Barrett has been the recipient of numerous industry honors. Most recently, in 2008, he was inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.