October 4, 2013

The Weather Channel Names Kevin Doerr Senior Vice President of Digital Products

Former Yahoo! Executive Will Oversee and The Weather Channel Apps on Smartphone and Tablet

ATLANTA – The Weather Channel (Weather) announced today the appointment of Kevin Doerr as senior vice president of digital products. Doerr joins the company from Yahoo! Inc., where he served as vice president of mobile products.  He will report to Cameron Clayton, president of the digital division at The Weather Company.

“Kevin is an innovator and proven leader with an amazing track record in user experience, product design and development,” said Clayton. “His addition to our team will enable us to build on our success and broaden the appeal and usage of our web and mobile products.”

As senior vice president of digital products, Doerr will assume responsibility for product development and strategy, directing and leading the prioritization, development and maintenance of all The Weather Channel-branded products. This includes the site and The Weather Channel apps, which reach more than 50 million consumers monthly though mobile Web and mobile applications and more than eight million unique consumers monthly on tablet applications. He will lead the product team and the company’s efforts in mobile, video, ad targeting, hyper-local and audience, among other priorities.

In his most recent role as vice president of mobile products at Yahoo! Inc., Doerr led domestic and international teams responsible for planning, product management, design, engineering and quality assurance, and directly managed relationships with key partners including Apple, Google and Samsung. Doerr also served as co-founder and managing partner of the venture-based incubation firm Archimedes Labs, which focuses primarily on consumer mobile services.

Prior to his position at Yahoo Inc., Doerr held multiple leadership roles at Microsoft Corporation, most recently serving as general manager of Windows Live, where he was responsible for planning, product management, development and operations for web-based mail, calendar, contacts, messenger and third-party development platform services. At Microsoft Doerr also served as national sales director of global sales and marketing, as well as group program manager of the technology care and safety and information services groups.

Doerr holds a bachelor’s degree in computer information systems from Suffolk University in Boston, Ma.

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