Fred D'Ambrosi has been named News Director at WOIO/WUAB, the Raycom Media owned CBS affiliate in Cleveland, Ohio. D'Ambrosi is an awarding-winning news director over the last 24 years in markets across the country.
"WOIO/WUAB and Raycom Media are dedicated to local journalism that serves the community," said D'Ambrosi. "I'm joining a strong team of journalists in the WOIO/WUAB newsroom who are already doing great work. My hope is together we can make it even better."
WOIO/WUAB Vice President and General Manager Dominic Mancuso stated, "We're excited to have Fred join us with his track record of moving newsrooms forward. With him at the helm we are excited about the future for WOIO and WUAB's newscasts."
D'Ambrosi continued, "Credibility is job #1. Trust is everything. People are deluged with information, but they turn to us to find out what's true, what's important. We need to earn their trust every day, by being accurate, fair and putting events in perspective."
Most recently, D'Ambrosi was news director at WUSA-TV in Washington, DC. The station won regional Associated Press awards for Outstanding News Operation and Year-Round Sports Coverage, as well as a regional Emmy for coverage of Super Storm Sandy.
D'Ambrosi, as news director at KFMB-TV/AM/FM in San Diego and WISN-TV Milwaukee, lead award winning and ratings leading teams. His newsrooms garnered the regional Edward R. Murrow Award, the Associated Press Award and regional Emmys for coverage of wildfires, investigative journalism and arrest coverage of serial killer Jeffery Dahmer.
D'Ambrosi was a producer at WKYC in the mid-1980s, (He's proud to say his son is a native Clevelander). In addition, D'Ambrosi was an executive producer at WTAE and WLUK.
He, and his wife Elizabeth Jackson-D'Ambrosi, are graduates of the Missouri School of Journalism at the University of Missouri. They have been married for 37 years and have two adult children.