Peabody Award winning broadcast news executive Jill Manuel has joined Futuri Media as Director, TopicPulse Partnership Development. Her expertise with broadcast newsroom digital integration and successful history blending compelling journalism and engagement will provide a unique and specialized strategic resource for Futuri’s TopicPulse partners.
A journalist for over 20 years, Manuel joins Futuri after two years as Assistant News Director at WFLD in Chicago. Prior to that, she spent nearly six years in Cleveland as the News Director at WEWS where under her leadership, WEWS won multiple awards including a George Foster Peabody Award for an investigation into increased cancer rates among veterans who served at McMurdo Naval Base in Antarctica. WEWS also won numerous Emmy Awards and two regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for “Building Better Neighborhoods,” a station-wide initiative aimed at strengthening Northeast Ohio communities. Jill was the News Director at the Tribune-owned 24-hour cable channel CLTV, an Executive Producer at WBBM in Chicago and a Senior Producer for Fox News in New York and Washington, D.C. She was also a producer at Reuters Television in Washington.