As an accomplished video journalist with over 15 years of experience leading the production of first-class digital media content, Rome helped garner the New York Post first Emmy win for 2012’s “9/11, A Look Back.” Under his leadership, the Post was also 2011’s NYABJ first place Online Spot/General News winner for “Reunion Miracle.”
As managing video editor, Rome built the video infrastructure and launched the digital video department at the New York Post in 2007. He guided video production efforts, created cutting-edge multimedia content and managed full-time, part-time and freelance personnel. Rome also helped maintain revenue with a traffic-focused approach in the creation of video content and worked cross-functionally with business development, technology and marketing teams to optimize performance of digital media effectively and efficiently.
As the lead on video content development, Rome managed and produced hard news, sports, entertainment, and lifestyle offerings. I coordinated efforts to take successful brands like “Page Six,” and “Pulse” to create video components that focus on celebrity, fashion and lifestyle news. Some successful series I help create at the Post were “Race to the White House,” “Name Check” and “PopWrap,” which had multiple guests like Adele, Saoirse Ronan, Kevin Spacey, Key & Pelle, Erykah Badu and more.
Before joining the New York Post, Rome was coordinating producer at CBSNews.com where I helped led efforts to repurpose broadcast videos for multiple platforms and created original video content to expand the CBS News brand in the digital space. At CBS News, he helped launch Web-only video content from its Washington and London bureaus, the entertainment video offering of “The Showbuzz” and the inaugural launch of “First Look with Katie Couric,” “Katie Couric’s Notebook,” and “Eye to Eye with Katie Couric.”
Rome also helped simulcast the “CBS Evening News with Katie Couric,” on the Internet – a first for any major network.
Rome has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from New York University and is pursuing a MBA part-time from Columbia Business School’s executive program.