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Charles Caudill, an award-winning international journalist and high-tech marketing executive, has spent more than 26 years in the broadcasting and cable television news industry. During two decades, in which he held a variety of news management positions for CNN, he helped revolutionize international television news coverage and programming to create one of the most enduring brands in his industry. He personally covered some of the most important news events of the late 20th century while playing a critical role in the evolution of CNN from a cable news network start-up to an international powerhouse in television journalism and online news.
Mr. Caudill, as Vice President and Senior Executive Producer for CNN, directed news coverage, often on location, for such major news stories as the Soviet coups, the breakup of the Soviet Union, the student demonstrations at Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China, along with every major U.S. national election since 1984. He was one of the first television news executives to realize the importance of establishing a solid affiliate network system that would benefit the individual television station as well as CNN.
Charles Caudill and his CNN news teams won dozens of Emmy, Peabody, and Academy of Cable Excellence awards. He won praise, along with many awards, for his direction of CNN's Gulf War coverage, as the upstart cable network continually outflanked the three primary broadcast networks and achieved worldwide recognition as the leader in breaking news.
After leaving CNN in 2000, Mr. Caudill served as Executive Vice President for MessageHero, a high tech start-up in Silicon Valley, specializing in unified messaging, VoIP and voice recognition. There he was the head of web development, media and public relations, as well as one of the company's leaders in marketing, business development, and fundraising.
Charles Caudill rounded out his communication expertise in 2002 by running GlobalFluency, a worldwide communication network, founded by NealeMay & Partners in Silicon Valley and New York City. GlobalFluency has more than 40 agencies around the world and is one of the leading independent communication networks for high technology companies. He holds a Fine Arts undergraduate degree from San Jose State University, California and a Masters of Political Science from Georgia State University.