Dan Cooper was
a key member of the original 5-man launch team of the Fox News Channel.
For decades, Dan has been a dynamic and results-driven media executive
with extensive experience in editorial, creative, production and
operational aspects of the business. Dan possesses fresh and
innovative strategic approaches that have been consistently effective.
Dan originated the "team coverage" concept in news broadcasting, and
played an instrumental role in the early success of ABC's "20/20".
Dan is accustomed to managing multiple projects simultaneously, often
within stringent time and budgetary constraints. He is an
enthusiastic learner who rapidly assimilates and incorporates new
technologies and trends. Dan has a reputation for diligence,
follow-through and dedication to quality outcomes.
Editor, Fox News
member of Fox News Channel's launch team, co-created initial
program schedule, budget and business plan; hired and supervised over
90 production staff members.
architects on design of NY production center, including newsroom,
production facilities, street level studios and displays; also designed
Washington, DC bureau and facility; supervised all non-engineering
aspects of facility construction, which was completed in 18 weeks.
responsibility for "look" of all shows, as supervisor of directors.
direction of all sets and lighting design.
Broadcast Producer, ABC NEWS "20/20"
For ABC News'
"20/20", oversaw weekly program production, served as control room
producer, co-created production design and produced program segments.
interstitial programming; played integral role in changing show's
opening to innovate prime time style, including quick cuts,
contemporary theme music and voice-over teases.
Consultant, MTV and more
For two 2005
start-up channels, Dan provided launch guidance and executive
(production) and Viacom Entertainment Group (distribution),
drew up full operations plan and created $65 million startup budget for
"Real Time," an "Entertainment Tonight"-style program.
Director, New York's Eyewitness News
Was hired by
WABC-TV Eyewitness News to bring "white-collar" viewership and
credibility to program that was already #1 in market.
Managed all daily
news operations during period of highest ratings ever achieved in NY
plan that included origination of "team coverage" concept for single
improvement of technology that enhanced reporters ability to
effectively deliver news; wrote related manuals and held classes.
For his Dan
Cooper Media Strategies, developsunique services, including
cable launches, anchor team training and newscast positioning strategy
services (the techniques that rocketed Fox News Channel to dominance).
entertainment industry leadership analysis and consultation.
At King World
Productions, Inc., supervised all production - including editorial,
operational and financial responsibility - for daily, half-hour
syndicated prime access TV newsmagazine, "Instant Recall."
Program - hosted by John Palmer - revisited greatest stories of
television news era. Managed full-scale, production-intensive
launch, from concept to air; hired and supervised 100-person staff.
Held full accountability for $25 million annual production budget.
Series achieved first season national rating of 3.7.
For his Dan
Cooper & Associates, applies unique skill set to focus on
star-making and career trajectory.
Producer and Broker
production entity, Mediola, arranging distribution of completed
independent features and books, and packaging independent commercial
At Trans World
International/IMG & WNBC-TV, oversaw every facet of production -
including editorial, operational and design - for weekly half-hour TV
newsmagazine, "4 Stories."
test-launched on WNBC-TV for full season to determine suitability for
rollout to other NBC-owned stations.
production companies, functioned as executive producer, director,
writer, developer and consultant on wide array of broadcast and
non-broadcast projects, some free-lance and others packaged by Dan
Cooper Productions from 1981 to 1989 and by Bridgewater
Entertainment from 2001 to 2003.
Productions projects included series production, talk shows and
comedy development, as well as NYPD-commissioned instructional film
series on constitutional law as it relates to police activity.
Clients included ABC News, Viacom, CBS, NBC, HBO, Lifetime, Group W,
Showtime, Dow Jones, Columbia Pictures Television and AT&T, among
Entertainment projects included "Judge Kevin Ross," "The Laura Wasser
Show," "Broadway," "Twisted," "The Mashup Video Challenge," and
broadcast network, provided editorial supervision of story development
and field production for start up of "Full Disclosure" prime
time news magazine.
million of total startup costs; supervised administrative/financial
performance of 75-person production unit.
FashionFinds.com, functioned in
numerous capacities for Internet magazine of fashion, style and
culture, including site builder, photographer, writer and copy editor,
and director of business development.