Vanessa Botelho

  1. Associate Professor of Broadcast Journalism

Vanessa Botelho is a two-time Emmy Award-winning television news executive and a New York native.

Recently, she served as executive producer for NBC10 Boston’s weekday 11 p.m broadcast. In her role, Botelho played an integral part in the historic launch of NBC’s newest owned television station. She oversaw the editorial content on multiple NBC broadcasts and platforms, as well as those on Comcast-owned NECN, the largest regional 24-hour cable news channel in the country. She supervised a newsroom staff of roughly 25 news producers, writers, reporters, anchors, video editors, assignment desk editors, photographers, web and promotions producers. She traveled to NBC stations around the country to help train their staff. She was nominated for and completed a management program at 30 Rock.

Prior to NBC, Botelho spent 13 years as a staff show producer for WABC-TV’s No. 1 rated “Eyewitness News This Morning.” The show held the top position in Nielsen ratings across the nation during her tenure. She produced countless hours of live breaking news programming, including award-winning “wall to wall” coverage of Superstorm Sandy in 2012.

Botelho has produced news programs for WCBS-TV and WNYW Fox 5. She was also an entertainment producer and booker for WPIX-TV, where she played an important role in the launch of WPIX’s weekday morning show in June 2000.

Botelho is getting her Master’s Degree in Biography and Memoir at the CUNY Graduate Center. She is the recipient of a Leon Levy Fellowship for the study of biography and memoir.