John C. Deushane

Board Secretary
President, WXIA and WATL

John was named president and general manager for WXIA (11Alive) and WATL (MYATL) in Atlanta, Georgia, in June 2010. A veteran TV executive with more than 40 years of experience in the industry, John was formerly chief operating officer for Granite Broadcasting Corporation and was based in New York City.

Previously, Deushane was senior vice president of Granite Broadcasting and president and general manager at KSEE-TV in Fresno, California; KEYE-TV in Austin, Texas; WEEK-TV in Peoria, Illinois; and KRCG-TV in Columbia/Jefferson City, Missouri.

In 2016, he was named Broadcaster of the Year by the Georgia Association of Broadcasters, and in 2017 was inducted into the Silver Circle of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Since 2011, WXIA has been one of the most awarded television stations in the nation with 236 Emmys, nine National Edward R. Murrows, 49 Regional Edward R. Murrows, the National Peabody Award, the National DuPont Award, and was twice granted the National Broadcasters Association’s highest recognition—its Service to America Award.

Deushane is a magna cum laude graduate of Bradley University with degrees in journalism and broadcast management.

He has held board of director positions with numerous associations and currently serves on the boards of The Carter Center, CURE Childhood Cancer, Junior League of Atlanta, North Point Community Church, and Your Move Collective.

John lives in Atlanta with his wife of 34 years, Kelly. He has two daughters, Taylor and Bailey, and one granddaughter, Elsie. In his free time, he enjoys running, playing golf, and completing mission work.