Vice President/Editor-in-Chief of Digital, The Weather Channel
Neil Katz serves as vice president/editor-in-chief of The Weather Channel digital properties, which include weather.com and its category leading lineup of smartphone and tablet applications. Neil owns editorial direction of the properties overseeing digital video content, news, lifestyle and sponsored advertising content, supervising all content staff as well as content acquisition and analytics. Neil is based in New York and reports to Cameron Clayton, president of The Weather Company’s Digital division.
Neil joined TWC in November 2012 from The Huffington Post, where as executive news editor he was a part of the senior team that oversees editorial for The Huffington Post. He led the AOL.com editorial team and oversaw The Huffington Post business, tech and crime verticals and the production of several new video series. Previously, Neil spent several years at CBSnews.com as an executive editor and was the founding editor of the CBS News Crimesider site. In addition, he was a field producer for “48 Hours” and a freelance video journalist for The New York Times, PBS, and others.
Prior to his journalism career, Neil was an interactive media art director, producer and entrepreneur. He has art directed online campaigns for clients including Intel, Cuervo, Johnson & Johnson and the American Lung Association. In addition, he founded Merging Media, a digital design firm that produced sites for Nickelodeon, Hasbro, NYU, and others.
A native of New Jersey, Neil has a bachelor’s degree in interactive media from New York University and a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University.