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The LEAD Podcast: Award-Winning News Director Dave Busiek Started Out as a "Terrible" Manager

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This segment of The LEAD Podcast features an interview with award-winning news manager Dave Busiek on August 16, 2022. He talks about his evolution as a leader and the current state of journalism with former employee Sheila Brummer.

About Dave Busiek

Busiek's list of achievements is long and includes being named News Director of the Year by Broadcasting and Cable Magazine. Many journalism organizations honored him with lifetime achievement awards, including the Midwest Emmys and Iowa Broadcast News Association. He led the Radio and Television News Directors Association and guided his news teams to national recognition with National Edward R. Murrow and National Press Photography Association Awards. He retired in 2018 after 43 years at KCCI Television in Des Moines, Iowa.

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