Holmes Report 31 Oct 2011 // 12:00AM GMT
NEW YORK--Victor Neufeld, for 15 years the executivepProducer of ABC's 20/20 news show, has joined public interest comms firm Fenton.
Neufeld will serve as the firm's first executive producer, helping clients produce more of their own content.
He is a 25-plus year TV news veteran and winner of dozens of Emmy, George Foster Peabody, Dupont, Christopher and Gracie awards. Under his 150year tenure as Executive Producer of ABC's 20/20 the program received over 70 Emmy awards and became a major broadcast institution for ABC News.
Neufeld also served as executive producer of Paula Zahn Tonight on CNN, the CBS Early Show, and as a senior producer for ABC's World News Tonight. He has worked on numerous other television projects with Anderson Cooper, Martha Stewart and many others.
"Victor is a master storyteller," said firm CEO David Fenton, "and there is nothing more important in modern media than telling compelling, vibrant, unforgettable stories that help create movements, stimulate change and enhance our lives. Our clients have great stories to tell -- ending child marriage, affordable solar power, fighting famine in Africa, sweatshop-free clothing, early childhood intervention, saving the middle class, turning garbage into fuel and so many others."
"As traditional news media shrinks, it leaves room for Fenton's non-profit, foundation and CSR corporate clients to tell their own stories," explained Neufeld. "My job will be to help clients navigate through the dispersed and fragmented news environment."