Richard J. Warsinske has excelled in public and commercial television broadcasting as a producer, director, manager, lobbyist and web service visionary.
For 21 years he worked for Seattle’s KOMO 4 Television; 14 of those years were spent as Senior VP and General Manager. For five years running, KOMO 4 News was recognized with a National Edward R Murrow award. At KOMO, Mr. Warsinske programmed 38 hours of news and five hours of locally-produced talk programming each week. During his tenure as KOMO Program Manager, his team garnered over 60 Emmys and a Peabody Award. As Executive Producer for KPIX TV 5 Westinghouse in San Francisco, Mr. Warsinske was a producer of highly-rated daily talk programs, weekly magazine programs, and four prime time specials. Most recently he served as VP and General Manager of Public Station KCTS.
Richard Warsinske lobbied for broadcast interests on the television digital transition in Washington D.C. and was responsible for all aspects of building KOMO TV’s new 100 million-dollar multi-platform digital facility.
Richard J. Warsinske holds a B.A. in Communications from WSU and lives in Seattle.
“I am proud to have attended Washington State University and with the benefit of the teachings of the Murrow Legacy have been able to impact the business we love.”