Jack Womack was born in Dillon in 1959. He attended Helena High School and started his career in broadcasting at Helena’s KCAP AM and FM when he was 15 years old in 1974. He graduated from HHS in 1977 and attended college at Montana State University and worked for a short time at KXXL Radio Bozeman.
Womack left college to become news director of KCAP radio in January of 1978. Later that year he was named Operations Director KCAP AM-FM. He then attended the University of Montana in the fall of 1978. He anchored at IMN News and KTVG Helena in the summer of 1979.
In 1980 he returned to Bozeman to become the morning drive host on KBMN radio. In 1983 Womack moved to Spokane and worked as an assignment editor/reporter and anchor at KXLY TV-AM-FM. In 1984 he graduated from Montana State University with a B-A in television and film production.
He moved to Atlanta in 1985 and worked as an editor at CNN’s national desk. He has held a variety of jobs at CNN including Executive Producer CNN Newsource Live, Director Broadcast Affiliate Relations, substitute anchor for Headline News, VP editorial operations Headline News and Executive Vice President Headline News.
Womack’s current position is Senior Vice President Production and Operations CNN Worldwide, based at the company world headquarters in Atlanta. This is the largest group of employees at CNN. This team includes all studio and field production, CNN Newsource the largest news syndication service in the world with broadcast, web, digital and newspaper affiliates around the world. He is also responsible for CNN’s Special Events team, Business Administration, the CNN Library, CNN Aerial Imagery and Reporting- (CNN’s drone force), CNN Design for sets, studios, graphics and lighting and all employee technical training for the company.
For the past 4 years Womack and his teams have been working on a major new broadcast facility and New York Headquarters for CNN. CNN will have studios, newsrooms, offices and full production from a building in a major new development of skyscrapers in New York called Hudson Yards. CNN will start broadcasting from this over 300,000 square foot facility in June of 2019.
Jack and his wife Kathy live in Marietta, Georgia and are celebrating their 30th anniversary on June 11th. They have 4 children, Carson, Kylie, Alexa and Wyatt. Jack has a son Jeff Womack who started his career in Montana Broadcasting and was the 2011 MBA Montana Weathercaster of the year. Jeff is an on -air meteorologist at the Fox affiliate in Colorado Springs, Colorado.