Senior Vice President of Operations and Production for CNN Worldwide
Jack Womack is senior vice president of Operations and Production for CNN Worldwide He oversees a portfolio of departments that serve both CNN Worldwide networks and platforms and CNN’s worldwide broadcast affiliates. He is based at CNN World Headquarters in Atlanta. He reports to CNN US Executive Vice President Ken Jautz.
Named to his current position in 2000 Womack has executive responsibility for the largest group of employees in CNN. These teams include: CNN Newsource, CNN’s studio and field technical operations. CNN graphics, on-air and set designs, CNN U/S News Group Administration and CNN’s Special Events Unit. He is also a member of the CNN Worldwide capital budget working group helping to advise the company on capital investments.
Under Womack’s leadership, CNN Newsource is the world’s premiere syndicated news service with over 950 domestic affiliates and 300 international affiliates. Providing hundreds of stories a day for inclusion in local newscasts and web sites around the world.
CNN’s over 900 employee technical team provides all production, studio operations, and field production around the world. CNN Special Events plans and produces large events such as political conventions, debates, award programs, presidential trips, trials and continuing logistics of breaking news stories.
Womack lead a team that worked on the launch of the CNN Affiliate Wire service in 2009. This service is powered by CNN’s worldwide news gathering resources and provides media outlets with hundreds of text stories and photographs each week.
Womack joined the company in 1984 after working in local television and radio. He has held a variety of positions at both CNN and Turner Broadcasting System to include: Manager of the CNN Public Relations department, senior vice president for editorial for CNN Headline News (now HLN), executive vice president CNN Headline News (now HLN) and executive vice president CNN affiliate services.
Womack has lectured at the University of Georgia, Piedmont College, Grambling State University and the University of Montana. He spent 12 years in the Montana and Georgia National Guard and attained the rank of captain before leaving in 1993. Womack is a board member of the Georgia Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.