PITTSBURGH – Dec. 20, 2012 – WPXI-TV has named Mike Oliveira as its News Director effective immediately. The announcement was made by Vice President and General Manager Ray Carter.
In his new position, Oliveira, who held the title of Managing Editor at WPXI since 2010, will supervise the station’s daily news operation and news staff.
“Mike has been with us since 2005 and has had a dramatic impact on our product and people,” said Carter. “He is driven, but also a team player. He sets a high standard but helps people achieve the goals at hand. With Mike leading the charge, I am confident we will get where we need to be.”
Oliveira first came to Channel 11 News as its Executive Producer. Prior to that he was a Producer at WHDH in Boston, and also worked at WTVH in Syracuse, New York where he held multiple roles in the newsroom. Oliveira is a 2003 graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.
“The competition in this market is tough,” said Oliveira. “It makes every day exciting, and I’ll take this team any day. We have talented people who care so much about the community we all live in. I work for a great station, with great people, in a great city. It doesn’t get much better.”
Mike Oliveira replaces Mike Goldrick, who left the station this past fall.
WPXI-TV is a Cox Media Group Station.
About Cox Media Group
Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company that includes the national advertising rep firms of Cox Reps. Additionally, CMG owns and operates Valpak, one of North America’s leading direct marketing companies. With $1.7 billion in revenue, the company operations include 15 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, 86 radio stations, eight daily newspapers and more than a dozen non-daily publications, and more than 100 digital services. CMG operates in more than 30 media markets and reaches approximately 52 million Americans weekly, including 30 million TV viewers, more than 4 million print and online newspaper readers, and 18 million radio listeners. For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at www.coxmediagroup.com.