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David C. Purvis

David C. Purvis

David C. Purvis is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for WETA, and Treasurer for both WETA and NewsHour Productions LLC, the wholly owned non-profit subsidiary of WETA Washington, D.C., that produces PBS NewsHour.  Purvis oversees the Finance, Accounting, Building Services, and Information Technology departments while providing executive level fiscal and operational counsel for the organization.  He joined WETA in November 2018.

Prior to WETA, Purvis was the Senior Vice President, Finance – US Networks Division and Studios for Discovery Communications, Inc. (DCI).  He had held positions with DCI since 2003, responsible for leading the U.S. division consolidation and management of their wholly owned production companies; financial oversight for all functional areas of U.S. business, including networks, digital, marketing, advertising and affiliate revenue and studio and production businesses; and served as a financial, operational and strategic leader.  Purvis also spearheaded comprehensive financial operations for DCI’s largest division, including reporting, analytics, budgeting, forecasting and strategic long-range planning.

Purvis earned his B.A. from the University of Richmond.

Contact David C. Purvis

Phone: 703-998-2600
Mail: 3939 Campbell Avenue, Arlington, VA 22206

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