About the Author
Albert T. Primo is recognized worldwide as the creator and author of the Eyewitness News format. His current popular series, Teen Kids News,
in its sixth year, is seen on 200 Local TV stations and is shown in 7,700 schools each week.
He was appointed News Director for WABC-TV in 1968 where he launched his Eyewitness News concept that he created at KYW-TV in Philadelphia. The station became the number one rated station in New York and has maintained that position for three decades.
He received a coveted Peabody award as Executive Producer of Willowbrook, The Last Great Disgrace, for a series of reports by Geraldo Rivera that exposed the poor treatment of the mentally challenged. He joined ABC News as Executive Producer of the Reasoner Report in 1974. He obtained the first and only exclusive interview ever conducted at Camp David with President Gerald Ford.
He founded Primo Newservice, Inc. after 10 years with ABC as Vice President of News in 1977. He provides consulting services for networks, local stations, Internet companies and cable systems. He has worked on projects for the New York Times, Hearst, US Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Time Warner New Media and USA Today.
He frequently appears on the major networks, CNN, MSNBC and Fox News as a media expert.