Randy Dixon is the director of the Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. Dixon spent more than three decades at KATV News in Little Rock where he oversaw all aspects of news, weather, and sports coverage, all local broadcasts, and managed a staff of more than 60 employees. Dixon’s work has been recognized and honored within the news industry with ten regional Emmys, 22 regional and four national Edward R. Murrow awards, more than four dozen Associated Press awards and three Gold World Medals from the New York Festivals.
Dixon has twice served as president of the Arkansas Associated Press
Broadcasters’ Association and on the board of the National Academy of
Television Arts and Sciences Mid-America Chapter for four years prior to
returning in 2018. In 2010, he was inducted into the Emmy’s Silver
Circle of Lifetime Achievement.
Dixon has used his skills to benefit numerous charitable organizations
including the National Organization for Victims Assistance, Winrock
International, Heifer International and the Anne Pressly Scholarship
Fund. After the tragic death of KATV reporter Anne Pressly, Dixon
co-authored and published Making Memories: A Celebration of the Life of
Anne Pressly. All proceeds from the book sales benefited the Anne
Pressley Scholarship Fund, raising more than $90,000 to date. He was
inducted into the NATAS Mid-America Silver Circle in 2008.
Dixon attended Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas and the University of
Arkansas at Little Rock where he studied biology and
radio/television/film respectively. Dixon has two daughters, Rebecca
and Leslie, and lives in Fayette