Michael Carr is president and general manager of KFSN-TV, where he has overall management responsibility for KFSN-TV ABC30 and its ancillary businesses.
As the news director for KFSN for the past eight years, Carr oversaw the overall function of content creation and operations for KFSN’s television, digital and social media platforms. He led the redesign of ABC30’s studio; expanded the newscasts at midday, 4 p.m. and 10 p.m., and led the creation of the digital content team. Under his leadership, the station significantly increased television ratings, attained four regional Emmy® Awards and increased its social media audience.
Carr has an extensive background in local TV journalism. He began his career as an intern at KFSN and has worked as an assignment editor, producer and executive producer prior to news director. In addition to Fresno, he has also worked in newsrooms in San Francisco and Sacramento.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in mass communication and journalism from California State University, Fresno, where he also played football for the Bulldogs. In 2017, Carr was named as a Fellow to the Fresno State Media, Communication and Journalism Department Hall of Fame. He is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.