John Terenzio is widely recognized in the media industry as an accomplished television and digital media executive. In his 30 years of experience, he has developed, created, produced and managed virtually every type of news, sports, and reality content for linear networks and digital platforms, including ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox.
Mr. Terenzio is currently the owner and President of TAP INc. which consults, creates and develops content and management strategies for media companies. Its clients regularly include major media entities, such as Fox, CBS, The Cisneros Group of Latin America, McGuire Media of Australia, and CCTV (China Central Television.)
Mr. Terenzio has vast experience in the infrastructure workings of media companies. He has managed large staffs of employees and multi-million dollar budgets. He is well versed not only in content creation and applications, but in sales, distribution, and revenue strategies and tactics. He also has considerable experience in media overseas, particularly in Asia, Latin America, and Australia. He has created and managed foreign based offices, and spent more than three years as the News Corp consultant to CCTV. In so doing, he was instrumental in the creation of all aspects of CCTV International, which is China’s English language global news channel.
Mr. Terenzio began his career as a television journalist. After graduating from journalism school, he joined KYW-TV in Philadelphia, where he produced the station’s local newscasts and became an on-air reporter. He was also assigned to the station’s investigative reporting unit, which won numerous national awards.
Mr. Terenzio also held a senior management position in local television as the News Director at WPLG-TV in Miami. While there, WPLG-TV was the recipient of the RTNDA Edward R. Murrow award for the nation’s outstanding local newscasts, and won numerous awards for its investigative reporting team.
Mr. Terenzio then went on to numerous positions at both ABC news and NBC News during which time he covered four wars in Latin America and the Middle East, and three U.S. Presidential elections. He served as a senior level producer and executive at ABC News, and at NBC News, he was Executive Producer of “Special Event” coverage and weekend “Nightly” newscasts. He then transitioned from “news” content to sports and entertainment offerings. Mr. Terenzio has been the Executive Producer of widely viewed syndicated programming in the United States, including the legendary Twentieth Century Fox program, A Current Affair. While there, the program achieved its highest ratings ever. He was also Executive Producer of the critically acclaimed Disney syndicated series, The Crusaders. He then served as Executive Producer of two popular syndicated “tv court” shows, including Judge Joe Brown, which was the 2nd highest rated court show on television for 12 consecutive years.
When Fox launched a national sports cable channel, Mr. Terenzio became Executive Vice President and Executive Producer. While there, he created more than 50 hours of original weekly sports programming for the new channel, along with promotion strategies, and a vast studio based infrastructure to service a national network, as well as 13 affiliated regional ones.
Mr. Terenzio has also created many digital platforms, including a “dating” site for the Fox Owned and Operated station group, which also had a complimentary television show attached. He also served as the President of Programming and Publishing at Broadband Sports, a digital media company that specialized in sports content for both conventional and digital media platforms. Comprised of various B2B and B2C businesses, Broadband Sports had an aggregated viewership that ranked third in its sector behind ESPN.com and CBS Sportsline.com. Broadband Sports business assets included the exclusive websites for more than 300 superstar athletes, a network of more than 200 sports writers, an e-commerce business, and two television programs distributed on linear networks.
Mr. Terenzio has been widely quoted on subjects related to global media in books, magazines, and newspaper articles, including those written by noted media chroniclers Ken Auletta and Jeffrey Toobin. He has spoken and lectured on media topics at various symposiums and universities, and has been a visiting lecturer at Tsinghua University in Beijing, He often lectures at the Los Angeles campus of the Syracuse University Newhouse School of Public Communications.
Mr. Terenzio is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.