NBC Miami Promotes Assistant News Director to VP of News

By Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel 

WTVJ has promoted its assistant news director to serve as the Miami station’s vice president of news.

Dawn Clapperton, who has been serving as assistant news director at the NBC station since 2018, brings more than 20 years experience of broadcast television experience to the role.

“Dawn has an unquestionable work ethic, journalistic experience and integrity,” said NBC 6 president and gm Jorge Carballo. “She has done an exceptional job as NBC 6’s assistant news director and I’m confident that she and our outstanding news team will elevate our news content to new heights.”


Clapperton first joined the station in 2015 as executive producer of investigations. She’s the winner of five regional Emmys.

“I’m thrilled to take on this new role and continue the important work that all of us at NBC 6 do every day,” Clapperton said. “Our commitment to delivering exceptional journalism that is compelling and informs and empowers our South Florida audiences remains the driving force behind what we do.”

Before Clapperton got her start in local news, she worked for A&E and a number of investigative units.