Paul Dinovitz, Hearst Foundations

TITLE: Executive Director

FUNDING AREAS: Education, health, culture, social services

CONTACT: pdinovitz@hearstfdn.org, (212) 586-5404

IP TAKE:  Given Dinovitz's background in television broadcasting, funders with an eye towards using media platforms and cultural/social awareness to achieve their programmic goals are likely to catch his eye.

PROFILE: Paul Dinovitz (affectionately known as "Dino") joined the Hearst Foundations in 2005, originally vice president and western director, working from their San Francisco office. He later ascended to his current post as Executive Director of the Hearst Foundations, still operating out of their San Francisco headquarters.

Per the press release when Dinovitz was first hired by Hearst, here is his background:

Dinovitz began his career at Taft Broadcasting in 1970 as an account executive for WDAF-FM in Kansas City and later went on to serve as vice president & general manager of Columbus, Ohio's WTVN-TV. In 1985 he joined Hearst Broadcasting (now Hearst-Argyle Television, Inc.) as vice president & general manager of KMBC-TV in Kansas City. In 1996 Dinovitz assumed the same title at KCWB-TV, also in Kansas City, when Hearst resumed responsibility for operating that station. In 1997 he was promoted to president & general manager of both stations. After 13 years with KMBC, he left Kansas City to serve as president & general manager of KCRA-TV and KQCA-TV in Sacramento.