Ty West is a seasoned producer, show doctor and television news executive with a proven history of creating award-winning programming across multiple platforms on both network and public television, cable and the web.


As Senior Producer of NOW on PBS, West was instrumental in creating and directing the broadcast's coverage of the 2008 elections, which was honored with the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Political Journalism. He also served as the Executive Producer of 2009's PBS 90-minute primetime special on health care reform, an unprecedented collaboration between five PBS national production units. As Executive Producer of MSNBC's Primetime Specials, he headed up the newschannel's award-winning documentary coverage of the events of 9-11 and the war in Afghanistan. In the 1990's, West was the first Broadcast Producer of Dateline NBC, where he created the Sunday edition of Dateline, and guided that news magazine's coverage of major news events, including the 1993 Branch Davidian standoff in Waco Texas, the Oklahoma City bombing, the criminal investigation and trial of O.J. Simpson, the arrest of the Unabomber and the death and funeral of Princess Diana. His other awards include several national news Emmys, for both investigative and financial reporting and breaking news coverage.


Ty West is a native of North Carolina and a graduate of Wake Forest University, and he's a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, Investigative Reporters and Editors, and the Writer's Guild of America