About Paul Stenhouse

Hi, I’m Paul Stenhouse – a Broadcast Journalist turned Product Manager, now working as the Senior Director of Product for Viacom’s Content Systems team.

I tinker with a couple of side projects and am a weekly contributor on Newstalk ZB‘s ‘Saturday Morning with Jack Tame’.

I love finding out how things work, why people do the things they do, and thinking about the new opportunities technology offers the media industry.


Reporting & Presenting

My media career started at 14 working in radio promotions in Christchurch, New Zealand. I then moved to work as a studio production assistant before having my own network radio show on ZM at 17.

I quickly found a passion for news and information and was ZM‘s weekend newsreader from 2007 to 2011 and worked as a reporter and producer at Television New Zealand‘s 1News across all platforms from 2008 to 2011. I had the privilege of covering some major news – reporting on the breaking news of the Japanese Earthquake in 2011, field producing election night coverage, reviewing movies on the couch of NZ’s most watched morning news show, right through to presenting news bulletins on Television New Zealand’s (now closed) news channel.

Product Management

NBC, ViacomCBS, FOX, TVNZ

In early 2013 I swapped reporting for product management at TVNZ where I set successful content strategies, partnered with Facebook on hybrid TV-online initiatives and was the product lead for an award-winning multi-million dollar rebuild of TVNZ’s news website and mobile apps – ONE News Now.

In 2015 I moved to New York City and landed at NBCUniversal as the Mobile Product Manager for NBC’s 11 owned and operated TV stations across the USA. We merged the previously standalone weather and news apps into one awesome local news experience for each station.

Later in 2015 I jumped across 6th Ave to join FOX as the Head of Product for FOX News Digital. I led the redesign (and later optimization) of FOXNews.com, its mobile apps and TV apps – increasing Page Impressions by 71% (Comscore) and Unique Users by 72% (Comscore) in my three-year tenure (December 2015 – September 2019).

In 2018 I moved to roll out the content publishing and management platform we built for FOX News across the FOX Sports and the 19 owned and operated FOX Television Stations, delivering a solution focused on performance, scale and uptime.

In 2019 I moved to ViacomCBS, where I’m in the Viacom Streaming division, responsible for the content systems we use to power hundreds of websites and apps in 150+ countries.


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