Robert Kerns

2605 N. Emerson
Portland, Oregon 97217-3818
503 286-3612 cell: 503 481-5931

Professional Experience Currently Writer-Photographer, Clients include Chevron, Rite Aid, University of Portland, Catholic Medical Association, Catholic Sentinel, Yeates Academy of Irish Dance, Terwilliger Dental, De La Salle North Catholic High School


Senior Product Director, WebMD Corporation, Portland office. Oversee product managers responsible for content, community, co-brands, privacy issues. Product manager for AOL portals health content integration project.


Online Editor, Lycos Inc. Responsible for producing summaries of and coverage of current news events. Updated site throughout day. Involved in development of site design, content and research. Oversaw and scheduled 5 editors.


Assignment Editor, KGW-TV, Portland. Responsible for story assignments for as many as 15 reporters. Produced coverage for November 94 election. Involved in early stages of stationís Web site.


News Director, Producer KEZI-TV, Eugene. Responsible for daily news, special events, election night coverage. Oversaw a variety of overseas specials . Also responsible for news budget and took part in station-wide management team decisions.


Assignment Editor, writer, KTVU-TV, Oakland-San Francisco.


Bachelor of Arts, San Francisco State University
Teaching assistant, Broadcast Communication Arts, SFSU


University of Oregon

Professional Associations

Online News Association



Being born into a family of 8 children makes a person realize how important it is to get along with other people. Growing up in Eugene makes a person realize how important patience is to a sports fan. Getting married to Anna Lageson and having three little girls makes a person appreciate the strength of women and the need for more bathrooms in our home.


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