WMAQ Chicago has tapped Matt Knutson to join the Chicago NBC owned station as the vice president of Multi-Platform Content beginning August 15. Matt Knutson is a 9x regional Emmy Award winning, producer, TV programmer, writer and director (DGA).
In his new position, Matt will be leading the strategy and development of non-news content across the triopoly (WMAQ-WSNS-NBC Sports Chicago) owned platforms and streaming apps.
This next chapter in Matt’s already prolific career is preceded by his role as the Director of Content Innovation for WLS-TV in Chicago. Overseeing production of community specials, live events, a weekly talk show and other special programs like the Chicago Auto Show and ABC 7 Chicago’s New Years Eve programming. While at WLS, Matt produced the four part docuseries “Being Blago” for Hulu. Centering around former IL Governor Rod Blagojevich, his rise and fall from power, incarceration and his life post prison. Matt also helped launch the “Localish” network on ABC’s Owned digital platforms as well as on Hulu.
Before his current role, Matt was the Executive Producer of “Windy City LIVE,” one of the nation’s only local daytime talk shows.
In 2010, while at Tribune Broadcasting, Matt co-created and launched the popular food TV show “Chicago’s Best” and served as the Supervising Producer in its first season.
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