WRAL's Goodmon Jr. honored by broadcasters

Posted April 15, 2015

— James F. Goodmon Jr., vice president and general manager of Capitol Broadcasting Company's (CBC) New Media Group, was honored Wednesday with the first Digital Leadership Award to be given by the National Association of Broadcasters.

CBC is the parent company of WRAL-TV and the New Media Group includes WRAL's web, app and other digital media properties.

Goodmon is also vice president and general manager of CBC's Sunrise Broadcasting, a five-station radio cluster, and WILM-TV, both located in Wilmington, NC. He also oversees WRAL-FM and Microspace Communications in Raleigh. Goodmon is a member of CBC’s Board of Directors and serves on the executive committee.

Under Goodmon’s direction, CBC New Media was one of the first companies to successfully deliver over-the-air digital video to mobile devices, and it has patented technology to help broadcasters stream video within a geographic range, to confine their signals to their local designated market areas (DMA).

Under his leadership, CBC New Media has seen digital revenue grow consistently over the past decade.

WRAL.com is one of the largest local news websites, and WRAL apps for news, sports and weather are market leaders in the Triangle area.

The Digital Leadership Award is designed to recognize an individual at a broadcast station, group or network who has had a significant role in transforming a traditional broadcast business to succeed on digital media platforms in a measurable way. The award was presented at a luncheon Wednesday during the NAB convention in Las Vegas.

Goodmon was chosen from among a pool of nominees by a committee of senior digital executives from Internet distribution, media measurement, finance, academia and broadcast companies.


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