DJ Wilson is the founder of DJ Wilson Consulting specializing in executive and life coaching, strategic communications and leadership training.
Wilson is a veteran media professional with four decades of media experience including nearly two decades in general management of publicly traded broadcast stations in multiple markets. Most recently, Wilson was the president and general manager of the TEGNA owned media operating unit in Portland, Oregon; the KGW Media Group, a position she held from 2007–2018.
Wilson started in the industry holding various sales and sales management roles at KIRO TV in Seattle. Wilson was also the VP assistant GM/station manager at KING TV in Seattle and the president and general manager of KREM TV and KSKN TV in Spokane. Wilson has also been a VP of Sales in the FOX owned and operated station group working at FOX stations in the Atlanta, Detroit, and Birmingham markets.
Wilson is a past Board Chair (2016-2017) of the Portland Business Alliance (the combined business economic development group and Chamber of Commerce for Portland, OR). Wilson is also a past chair of the Oregon Association of Broadcasters, the Classic Wines Auction (a Wine Spectator top ten wine auction) and the Edward R. Murrow Professional Advisory Board at Washington State University where she also served two terms on the Board of Governors. Wilson also chaired the board for Farestart in Seattle, WA.
Wilson has served on the Board of Trustees for the Portland Art Museum, Pioneer Courthouse Square, Dorenbecher Children’s Hospital, SMART (Start Making a Reader Today), Boys and Girls Clubs, and the Citizen’s Crime Commission. Wilson also served on the national Television Advertising Bureau Sales and Marketing Advisory Committee, and on an NBC Jay Leno project advisory group.
In 2012, Wilson was inducted into the Edward R. Murrow Hall of Achievement and was the recipient of the Portland Business Alliance “No Glass Ceiling” female leadership award. Wilson is also a past Portland Business Journal Women of Influence recipient. In 2017 DJ was named Broadcaster of the Year by the Oregon Association of Broadcasters and in 2018 DJ was inducted into the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) awaded their highest honor into the Silver Circle.
Wilson holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from the Edward R. Murrow College of Communications at WSU and has completed several masters’ level classes in Communication Leadership at Gonzaga University.
Wilson resides between her homes in Portland, Oregon and Whitefish, Montana.