Randy Dixon is the News Director of KATV, Little Rock, an ABC television affiliate owned by Allbritton Communications. He oversees all aspects of news, weather and sports coverage and all local broadcasts by the television station. Channel Seven News has enjoyed dominant ratings in its local newscasts for almost 20 years. Dixon has worked his entire career at KATV. He began as a news photographer while studying communications at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He has filled almost every newsroom position over the years including: film/video editor, producer, assignment editor, writer, assistant news director, special projects director and executive producer.
In his 28 years at KATV, Dixon has received six regional Emmys, eighteen regional and four national Edward R. Murrows, more than two dozen Associated Press awards and three gold world medals from the New York Festivals. His assignments as a producer have included most major American sporting events and news stories in every state of the U.S., plus travel to Bosnia, Cuba, Nepal, Africa, Italy, Peru, Romania, the Netherlands, Honduras, Belgium and the Arctic. During the 1992 Clinton presidential campaign, Dixon was KATV’s executive producer and led the station’s political coverage. It won the station’s first regional Emmy. In 2004, he directed and produced a documentary on Clinton’s rise to the presidency to coincide with the opening of the presidential library. The project received more than a dozen international awards including the national Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Documentary. Dixon lives in Little Rock with his two daughters Rebecca and Leslie.