David Corvo was named Senior Executive Producer, Primetime News, overseeing Dateline NBC and the new primetime newsmagazine broadcast with Brian Williams (name TBD), in June 2011. Formerly the Executive Producer of Dateline, Corvo also oversees other primetime news programming.
Corvo joined NBC News as vice president in June 1995, where he was responsible for a wide range of management duties, including executive oversight of primetime news programming, including Dateline NBC, and primetime program development for MSNBC and CNBC.
Before joining NBC News, Corvo spent most of his career at CBS News, where he was vice president of Public Affairs Programming. He served in that capacity from 1990 to 1992, supervising the network’s primetime newsmagazine programs, including 60 Minutes, 48 Hours and Street Stories. In addition, he was executive-in-charge of numerous documentary specials, including "Remember Pearl Harbor," "The Year of the Generals," anchored by Charles Kuralt and General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, and "Watergate: The Secret Story," anchored by Mike Wallace.
Previously, Corvo had been CBS News' Vice President, Administration, from 1989 to 1990. Prior to that, he was the creator of CBS This Morning and served as its executive producer from 1987 to 1989. His earlier producer credits included executive producer, CBS Morning News, executive producer, CBS Early Morning News, and senior producer for the weekend editions of CBS Evening News. From 1982 to 1983, he was the assistant bureau manager for CBS News in Los Angeles.
In November 1992, Corvo joined Fox News Productions as vice president and executive producer. While at Fox, Corvo developed and produced news programming as well as introduced the newsmagazine Front Page, which ran on the network from June 1993 to April 1994.
Corvo began his broadcast journalism career in 1975 as a news writer and producer at KNXT (now KCBS), the CBS-owned station in Los Angeles. He later helped launch the station's first investigative unit, and was named head of the unit in 1979. In 1980, he became executive producer for news coverage.
A native of Waterbury, Connecticut, Corvo graduated from the University of California at Berkeley in 1972. He was the editor of The Daily Californian, the University's student newspaper. He and his wife, the writer Michele Willens, have two children and live in New York City.