Al Primo 'Eyewitness Newsman'
Greenwich, CT - Former reporter, editor and anchor Al Primo will discuss his new book Eyewitness Newsman and his life as a TV news innovator at Greenwich Library's Meeting Room, Thursday, January 8, 2009, at 7:30 p.m.
Primo, creator of ABC-TV's Eyewitness News, has worked in television since the 1950s, starting his career in the mailroom of Dumont's WDTV, Pittsburg, Pa. After working his way up the totem pole to assistant news director of KYW-TV, Philadelphia and WABC-TV, New York, Primo created the Eyewitness concept. He replaced the traditional baritone anchor with a diverse news team, and allowed reporters to present their own reports on camera. He also served as vice president of news for ABC and executive producer of the Reasoner Report before launching a successful news advisory service and production company. Primo, an Old Greenwich resident, currently produces Teen Kid News, syndicated weekly to 200 TV stations and 10,000 schools. Primo will sign copies of his book, which will be available to purchase through Diane's Books. The program is free and open to all.