CNN announced this morning that it was promoting David Bohrman to Senior Vice President…
David Bohrman, vice president of news and production and the Washington, D.C., bureau chief for CNN, becomes a senior vice president effective immediately, it was announced by Jon Klein, president of CNN/U.S. As the D.C. bureau chief, Bohrman leads all newsgathering and programming from the nation’s capital. With his additional duties as senior vice president, Bohrman will oversee the coordination of CNN’s special events.
“David’s promotion focuses and solidifies CNN’s political coverage as we enter the presidential election cycle,” Klein said. “Through his work on our multifaceted ‘America Votes 2006’ leading up to our ratings wins on Election Night, David shows remarkable vision and intelligence in making political news accessible and even appealing to our viewers.”
Under Bohrman’s supervision, CNN produced extensive political programming leading up to Election Day, which scored impressive ratings among the key 25-54 demographic. For 2004, Bohrman produced special coverage of the Republican and Democratic national conventions, the presidential and vice presidential debates, Election Night and the inauguration of President George W. Bush. In addition, he produced CNN’s live coverage of the funerals of Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II.
Before moving to D.C., Bohrman created and served as senior executive producer of NewsNight with Aaron Brown, a position he assumed when he returned to CNN in summer 2001. Bohrman previously served as executive vice president of CNNfn, overseeing production of the network’s 18 hours of weekday business programming until November 2000 when he left to be the CEO of Pseudo Inc., the world’s first interactive Internet television network.
Bohrman joined CNN in February 1998 as executive in charge of the Moneyline News Hour. As executive producer, Bohrman was responsible for expanding the program to an hour-long format, which resulted in a ratings increase of 20 percent in its first six months.
As a 29-year award-winning broadcast news veteran, Bohrman has covered some of the most memorable events on television. Before joining CNN, Bohrman was executive producer of NBC News’ Specials and Special Events from 1993 to 1997. In this capacity, he oversaw all coverage of breaking news and events. In addition, Bohrman produced such specials as “Decision 94” election coverage and the state funerals for Richard Nixon and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Also, for the NBC News cable venture MSNBC, Bohrman was responsible for creating two critically acclaimed programs, The Site and Imus in the Morning.
Prior to working at NBC, Bohrman spent 13 years at ABC News. From 1991 to 1993, he was the executive producer of World News Now, the network’s first foray into overnight news coverage. Bohrman continued his role as executive producer when World News Now merged with World News This Morning and Good Morning America News in 1992. He was also a principal creator and executive producer of ABC News Interactive from 1988 to 1991. For several years, he served as senior producer of ABC News Special Events, playing key roles in coverage of the Persian Gulf War, political conventions and coverage of most major breaking stories. From 1982 to 1984, Bohrman was broadcast producer and senior producer of World News Tonight.
As part of Nightline’s original production team and senior producer, Bohrman managed the New York staff of Nightline and coordinated most of the live remotes.
Bohrman simultaneously earned a bachelor of arts degree in French and a bachelor of science in physical science from Stanford University and later earned a master’s of science in journalism from Columbia University.