Neil Katz is the as senior vice president of global content and editor-in-chief of The Weather Company, an IBM Business. He oversees the global expansion of Weather’s portfolio of digital content with a focus on mobile and social video, which includes weather.com and a category-leading lineup of mobile and tablet applications.
As the editor-in-chief, Neil owns editorial direction of the digital video content, news, lifestyle and sponsored advertising content, supervising all content staff as well as content acquisition and analytics. Neil is based in New York.
Previously, Neil was vice president of digital content and editor-in-chief. Under Neil’s leadership, the team has won nearly 60 prestigious journalism awards, including an Emmy Award (News & Documentary), an IRE Medal, a SPJ Mark of Excellence Award and New America Award, a George Polk Award for Television Reporting, and several Editor & Publisher’s EPPY Awards. In addition, in 2015, the digital video team generated 1.7 billion video views across all O&O digital platforms, and launched the first-ever mobile morning show, The Lift, hosted by Al Roker.
Neil joined The Weather Company in November 2012 from The Huffington Post, where as executive news editor he was a part of the senior team that oversees editorial for The Huffington Post. He led the AOL.com editorial team and oversaw The Huffington Post business, tech and crime verticals and the production of several new video series.
Prior to The Huffington Post, Neil spent several years at CBSnews.com as an executive editor and was the founding editor of the CBS News Crimesider site. In addition, he was a field producer for “48 Hours” and a freelance video journalist for The New York Times, PBS, and others. As a freelance journalist, he's reported from around the world including Iran, India, Mexico and areas affected by Hurricane Katrina.
Prior to his journalism career, Neil was an interactive media art director, producer and entrepreneur. He has art directed online campaigns for clients including Intel, Cuervo, Johnson & Johnson and the American Lung Association. In addition, he founded Merging Media, a digital design firm that produced sites for Nickelodeon, Hasbro, NYU, and others.
A native of New Jersey, Neil has a bachelor’s degree in interactive media from New York University and a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University.