Don Tillman began his broadcast career in 1955 at WMRI-FM in Marion. He attended IU, but transferred to Northwestern and earned a degree in Radio and TV. He later worked at WTAF-TV in Marion and WQAD-TV in Moline, IL prior to becoming VP and Station Manager of WTTV, Indianapolis. He moved to KTTV, Los Angeles in 1983 as VP of Programming and Production until 1993. His awards include 4 Emmys and a Gold Medal from the International Film Festival.