RICK FRIEDMAN passed away sadly earlier this month
Happy times Rick produced this fashion show!!
Highly accomplished senior executive across all genres of entertainment business. Exceptional team-builder and motivator. Skilled at launching start-ups and tackling turnarounds. Visionary and highly focused leader experienced with all platforms including independent labels, mobile, web, television and radio.
Areas of Expertise
699 Media Solutions 2010-Present
President & Senior Consultant
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Diverse Media Group, Inc. 2008-2010
Chief Operating Officer ·Director
GoTV Networks (formerly V-Star) 2000-2006
KCOP-TV Los Angeles 1995-2000
Senior Executive Producer
MEGA Entertainment 1993-1995
DANNY! (Buena Vista Television) 1994-1995
Produced pilot episode for the nationally syndicated television talk show.
WINNERS (The Nashville Network/World Sports Enterprises) 1994
Produced final season of weekly program featuring NASCAR and NHRA drivers.
WLFD-TV (Fox) 1993
Created and launched daily three-hour morning block of news, entertainment and information programming for Fox O&O, hiring and managing staff of 60 with $6.7 million dollar annual budget.
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AMERICAN TRANSPORTATION TELEVISION NETWORK (ATTN) 1992
Vice-President of Programming
Took DBS network from investor “green light” to “on air” in only seven weeks, launching six hours of daily news and information programming, managing $2.2 million budget, staff of 40.
Produced Emmy Award winning special coverage of 1992 Los Angeles riots.
Produced award-winning coverage of 1992 California Primary.
TRIAL WATCH (NBC/Kushner-Locke) 1991
Produced, wrote and directed segments of daily television network reality strip.
PERSONALITIES (20th Television) 1990-1991
Produced, wrote and directed segments of daily nationally syndicated reality strip.
WCAU-TV (CBS) 1980-1990
Executive Producer, Special Projects
Led Emmy Award Winning special projects unit. Responsible for all sweeps topicals, live special events, investigations, consumer, political, health, and entertainment units.
KYW-TV (Group W) 1976-1979
Executive Producer and Assistant News Director
Led news department to three consecutive Joe Snyder Awards, voted by Associated Press Broadcasters Association as most outstanding television news service in Pennsylvania.
WPVI-TV (ABC) 1969-1976
Driving creative force in rise of Action News as dominant ratings powerhouse.
On-air personality and newscaster with responsibilities for music and production.
Best Millennium Coverage (APTRA California-Nevada Chapter, 2000)
Best 30 Minute Newscast in California (Associated Press Broadcasters Association, 1998)
Best Newscast in Western U.S (RTNDA, 1997).
Emmy, Best News Reporting, (NATAS, Los Angeles Chapter, 1993)
Ohio State Award for KCBS-TV Special “Anatomy of A Riot,” 1993
Sigma Delta Chi Best TV Public Service Award, 1989
Emmy, Best Public Service (NATAS, Philadelphia Chapter, 1988)
Emmy, Best Investigative Reporting (NATAS, Philadelphia Chapter, 1998
Emmy, Best Investigative Reporting (NATAS, Philadelphia Chapter, 1987)
Emmy, Best Investigative Reporting (NATAS, Philadelphia Chapter, 1986)
Board Member, NATAS Chicago Chapter, 1993
Board Member, Pennsylvania Associated Press Broadcasters Assn. 1975-1976