Rome Hartman was named Executive Producer, Rock Center with Brian Williams in June 2011. Responsible for the development and launch of the new broadcast, Hartman works closely with Brian Williams, the show’s correspondents and producers.
Before joining NBC News, Hartman was Executive Producer of the BBC’s first ever newscast tailored for American viewers, the Emmy, Peabody and duPont Award-winning BBC World News America. In addition to producing the nightly newscast, Hartman advised on strategy and coordinates production of other U.S.-based and U.S.-facing news content including the U.S. Edition of BBC.com/news.
Hartman joined the BBC in 2007 after a 24-year career with CBS News, where from November 2005 through March 2007, he was Executive Producer of The CBS Evening News and oversaw the launch of The CBS Evening News with Katie Couric.
Prior to that role, Hartman was a prolific producer of more than 100 reports for the flagship CBS magazine program 60 Minutes. Hartman also served as the senior producer responsible for 60 Minutes II from January to early September 2005.
Before his 60 Minutes tenure, Hartman was the senior producer for the CBS Evening News in Washington, D.C. (1989-91) and CBS News’ White House producer (1986-89). He first joined CBS News in 1983 as a field producer in the Atlanta bureau.
In addition to three prestigious Peabodys and a duPont Award for BBC World New America, Hartman has been honored with five Emmy Awards, an Overseas Press Club Award, a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, and a Gerald Loeb Award from the UCLA Anderson School of Business.
Hartman was born in West Palm Beach, Florida. He graduated from Duke University in 1977 with a degree in political science. He lives in Bethesda, Maryland with his wife. They have two sons.