Kevin Keeshan is Senior Vice President of News Content and Standards for the NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations, the division of NBCUniversal that includes the company’s 42 NBC and Telemundo local television stations, its regional cable news channel NECN, as well as their associated websites and digital platforms, and NBCLX – the division’s TV and streaming network designed for Gen Z and millennial audiences. In this role, Keeshan is responsible for ensuring that the company’s high standards for news gathering and reporting are applied consistently across the division’s local stations and networks. Additionally, he works closely with the stations on their investigative and consumer journalism efforts.
Keeshan joined NBCUniversal in January 2012 as Ombudsman for Standards and Practices for NBC News, where he was assigned to the NBC Owned Television Stations group. His role expanded with the formation of the NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations division, which combined the 12 NBC-owned stations with the Telemundo Station Group and regional news network NECN.
Keeshan brings more than 35 years of journalism experience – both behind and in front of the camera – to his role. Before coming to NBCUniversal, he was Vice President and News Director of KGO in San Francisco, a position he held for more than a decade. Under Keeshan’s leadership, the station was honored with multiple awards, including numerous Emmys for best large market newscast and overall news excellence. Previously, he worked as News Director at KFSN in Fresno for three years. Before taking on the News Director role at KFSN, Keeshan was Managing Editor and later Executive Producer for Special Projects at KGO, where he oversaw all investigative and consumer reporting.
Earlier in his career, Keeshan worked in Reporter and Assignment Editor roles at KERO in Bakersfield and KXTV in Sacramento, culminating in being named the Consumer Reporter and Anchor at KGET in Bakersfield for six years.
Keeshan holds a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Southern California. He and his wife live in New York City. They have two grown sons.