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BIANCUZZO Frank C.
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BIANCUZZO Frank C.

BIANCUZZO
Frank
C.

President of Hearst Media Production Group

Profession: President

Biography

Frank C. Biancuzzo is president of Hearst Media Production Group, a business unit of Hearst Television that focuses on developing, producing, and distributing original programming for television stations, broadcast and cable networks and streaming services. Appointed to this position in 2021, he also oversees existing HTV national program resources, including Litton Entertainment, a leading producer and global distributor of TV programming and the preeminent provider of children’s educational and informational content; and “Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien,” the top-rated syndicated political magazine program. 

Previously, Biancuzzo served as executive vice president of Hearst Television, a position to which he was appointed in 2017. He shared management oversight of all the company’s television and radio stations. He also was instrumental in creating the group’s state-of-the-art national graphics hub, which services all of Hearst Television’s properties. He had served since 2007 as a senior vice president. 

Biancuzzo served as president and general manager of WISN-TV, the Hearst Television ABC station in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, from 2002 to 2007. During that time, the station became America’s No. 1 ABC affiliate in primetime audience delivery for four consecutive years. WISN-TV also achieved the No. 1 rank in all weekday local newscasts and was recognized as one of the country’s most honored local news organizations with a prestigious International George Foster Peabody Award, Edward R. Murrow Award and AP Best Newscast Award. 

Before that, Biancuzzo was, for five years, Hearst Television’s vice president, marketing and promotion, overseeing the stations’ audience promotion, positioning and branding, image development, research and local newscast development. He joined Hearst Television as director of promotion and marketing in 1995. Previously, Biancuzzo served for six years at Frank N. Magid Associates, most recently as vice president, marketing group research and consultation. In overseeing promotion research and consultation services primarily within the television industry, he developed an international clientele and personally consulted television stations and networks in six countries. 

Biancuzzo has moderated industry keynote panels on topics ranging from the state of television journalism to election-year political coverage. He served as vice chair on the CBS Affiliate Board and headed the board’s news committee. He was previously an advisor on the ABC Affiliate Board promotion committee. 

Biancuzzo graduated, with honors, with a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin, which gave him an Outstanding Alumni Award in 1989.

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