Joined May 18 2011
Tom Doerr joined Fox Chicago in 2013 as VP/News. His Chicago mission: Improve Fox’s news ratings and rank in the highly competitive Windy City market. Throughout his career, Tom has been asked to improve television news operations, programming, content development and marketing at stations across the country as an executive and consultant. His passion is utilizing audience research, new technology and social media to create innovative programs. His Chicago team is currently working on a series titled: Chicago at the Tipping Point, which focuses on the many economic and social issues that threaten Chicago’s stature as a world class city. Over the course of the next year, the Fox Chicago News Team will develop content for news documentaries and newscasts that will look at the city’s problems, as well as offer solutions.
Previously, Doerr was the VP/News for the Fox Television Stations in Houston, Texas, where he led over 8 plus hours of daily local news programming and where his teams pioneered the blending of traditional journalism and social media. Tom also served as Vice President & Station Manager in Miami; VP/News Director in Dallas, San Antonio, Washington, D.C and Atlanta. He was also Senior Strategist for Audience Research and Development in Dallas, consulting television stations and station groups across the country.
Originally from Detroit, he earned both his under graduate and graduate degrees at the University of Florida’s College of Journalism. Tom was also a member of the two-time SEC Indoor Track Championship Team and as a Gator athlete earned A.A.U. All-America honors. He lives in Chicago with his wife Gail.