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Andrew Finlayson

director of digital content and business development, Fox Television Stations, Chicago

Project: How to apply entrepreneurial tools to evaluate the reliability of content and foster sustainable innovation in journalism.

Andrew Finlayson was born in London. In 1985, he began his career as a producer and assignment editor for KCBS News Radio in San Francisco. From 1989-1996, he held a variety of roles producing local newscasts for KTVU Channel 2 TV in the San Francisco Bay Area and at “On the Money,” a nationally syndicated business newsmagazine. He also contributed a national daily business report to the CBS Radio Station News Service in Washington from 1992-1996. In 1997, he became the associate news director at KTVU TV and then news director in 1999. He moved to Nashville in 2003 to become the news director at WSMV TV, and in 2006, he moved to Chicago to become the news director at WFLD TV. In 2009, he was named director of online news content for the 16 Fox Television Stations where he created a number of web innovations for news. His work has earned a number of awards, including seven Emmy Awards and Edward R. Murrow regional honors. He is the author of “Questions That Work: How to Ask Questions That Will Help You Succeed in Any Business Situation,” which has been translated into four languages and adopted by the American Management Association for a series of national workshops.

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