Colleen Dudgeon is an Emmy Award-winning television news producer. Before joining Serafin, Colleen was the longtime Midwest producer for NBC’s Today show, responsible for coverage in ten states, directing camera crews and correspondents on breaking news as well as feature projects.
She contributed to Today’s coverage during the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections, the 2016 Cubs World Series championship and the death of Prince. Not to mention the never-ending national coverage of Chicago’s weather.
Early in her career, she was the first female news director of a network-owned & operated station in the country. At WBBM-TV, she also served as an executive producer for the station’s #1 newscasts.
Colleen worked as a newspaper reporter in Kentucky and as a radio editor at United Press International before launching into broadcast news and production at WGN-TV here in Chicago. She’s written and produced scores of episodes for the Food Network, HGTV and America’s Most Wanted.
She is an adjunct professor at DePaul University and a summa cum laude graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
Here at Serafin, Colleen is applying her skills internally and with clients, working on media training and strategy, and TV/digital story development.
Colleen brings a deep understanding of the relationship between media and newsmakers; extensive management, communication and organizational skills; and relishes the opportunity to the take on the tough issues.