Executive Producer, Broadcast Standards & Ombudsman
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David McCormick has been Executive Producer for Broadcast Standards at NBC News since February 1993. He is responsible for final approval of all investigative reports on any NBC News program and all reports in prime time news programs including Dateline NBC. In addition, he conducts seminars on ethics in journalism for all NBC News and MSNBC employees, and serves as the Ombudsman for NBC News.
McCormick was previously Executive Producer of NBC News Productions, which developed programs for syndication, network, cable, cassette, DVD and International distribution.
Since January 1991, McCormick has been an adjunct professor at the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University.
From June 1985 to November 1989, McCormick served as Special Events Producer at NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw. In this capacity, he traveled extensively planning and producing broadcasts such as presidential summits, the Olympics, and an extensive series, “Changing China.” In 1989, his special on China received an Emmy Award.
McCormick has served as Bureau Chief of the NBC News London Bureau, which was responsible for news coverage in Europe and the Middle East. Before that, he was Bureau Chief in Frankfurt, Germany. During that period, he supervised coverage in Tehran, Iran.
Before joining the network, McCormick was Executive Producer and then News Director of WKYC-TV, which was an NBC Owned and Operated station.
He received his master’s degree in communications from Boston University and his bachelor’s degree in economics from Gettysburg College.
McCormick and his wife, Sandy, reside in New York City.