Judith H. Dobrzynski is the Executive Editor of CNBC, responsible for overseeing the cable network's prime time documentary programming as well as its award-winning international reporting trips and in-depth feature series for daytime. She is also responsible for the network's standards and practices and she oversees the editorial content of CNBC's conferences and other off-air projects.
Ms. Dobrzynski joined CNBC as managing editor in March, 2003. In that post, which she held until February, 2005, she directed coverage of the news, running the assignment desk and supervising the work of more than 60 editors, reporters, on-air editors and field producers.
Ms. Dobrzynski came to CNBC from The New York Times, where her last post was as the editor of the Sunday Money & Business section and deputy business editor. Previously, she was a reporter in the culture section of the Times (April 1997 through June 2000), where her work about fraud in the online auction business was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in investigative reporting. Before that, she was a financial reporter for the Times, primarily covering management issues, top CEOs and corporate governance. She joined the Times in February, 1995.
Before the Times, Ms. Dobrzynski worked at BusinessWeek magazine, ascending to the position of senior editor responsible for coverage of the government and political sections. In that post, she also wrote regularly about corporate governance, management and the arts business, among other topics.
Ms. Dobrzynski's previous jobs at BusinessWeek included senior writer, corporate strategies editor and correspondent in the London and Washington bureaus. She joined McGraw-Hill, the parent company of BusinessWeek, in its San Francisco bureau in 1973.
Her work has also been recognized with the 2004 National Headliner Award for "CNBC in Russia," the 2003 National Headliner Award for "CNBC in India," an Emmy nomination for a series on medical technology, and as a Loeb award finalist for CNBC's mutual funds scandal coverage in 2003 and again in 2004 for coverage of the indictment of Enron's Ken Lay.
She has also written freelance articles for The New York Times Book Review, The New York Times Op-Ed page, the Encyclopaedia Britannica, Working Woman, The New York Observer, Good Housekeeping and other publications.
Ms. Dobrzynski teaches business and economic journalism at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism as an adjunct instructor (spring 2002, spring 2005) and, in June 2002, she was a Knight journalism fellow at the Salzburg Seminar, Austria.
In the early 1990's, Ms. Dobrzynski was a member of the advisory panel to Management Time Horizons Project of the U.S. Council on Competitiveness. She was also the only journalist invited to be a member of the New Foundations Group on corporate governance, sponsored by the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, 1992-95. She has served as director of two non-profit organizations, CEC International Partners and the City Lights Youth Theatre.
Ms. Dobrzynski, a native of Rochester, N.Y., graduated with honors from Syracuse University.