Our Q&A with Telly Jury Council Member Kate Dohaney

SVP, Strategic & Creative Operations at Dow Jones






What video/ television piece inspired you recently?  

The Handmaid’s Tale. I think it’s an important show at this moment in history.

What is most exciting for you at the moment within your industry?

We are evolving as an industry from selling to solving. Content has to meet an objective, not just check a box. Our clients need results to show their CEOs and we need to help them do that. We have an obligation to push storytelling into new and different avenues that create real results… beautifully. It’s exciting to think differently.

What is one thing the Telly Awards community should know about you?

I still follow the rules set by my very wise grandfather, “Every time you point the finger, look at the three fingers pointing back at you” or “Respect everyone, dear. From the Janitor to the CEO, it takes a village of different skills—all of equal importance—working together to really be great.” He would always illustrate the best of his life lessons to me on the back of dinner napkins, as we shared jelly-covered toast and conversation.  

What is a piece of work you are most proud to have worked on?

I oversee a team that does the work. I am most proud of the WSJ Custom Studios team’s evolution. We are a team of makers and thinkers with hundreds of asks, deliverables, and challenges going on at any given moment. We take on these challenges with thought, precision, and creativity.