Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
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5-time Emmy Award-winning TD/Director of 15 years and 16 years of overall Production experience, both at the national level (ESPN) mid-level (Richmond, VA) and top 10 local markets (D.C.). I am a hard worker who thrives in the challenging, fast-paced atmosphere of the control room and studio. I have excellent leadership and decision-making skills and am proficient in all other technical aspects of production including robotic cameras, Chyron, audio and Floor Directing.

  • Detail-oriented
  • Organized
  • Effective communicator with production crew & talent
  • Fast Learner
  • Calm under pressure
Technical Director, 02/2019 - Current
Accenture Chantilly, VA,

-Technical Direct evening and late newscasts on FOX5 (4pm, 5pm, 6pm, Like it or Not, 10pm, 11pm, and Final 5)
-Technical Direct evening newscasts on WDCA FOX5 PLUS (8 & 9pm)
-Sony MVS-7000X 4 ME switcher
-Grass Valley Jupiter router control (LCD48)
-Sony ELC automation
-BitCentral Precis 4 channel video playout system
-Vinten robotic studio cameras (6)
-Chyron Hego ISQ
-Floor directing

Director, 06/2014 - 01/2019
H&R Block, Inc. Southington, CT,

-Technical Direct/Direct all NBC12 early evening and late newscasts (4, 5, 5:30, 6, and 11pm)
-Technical Direct/Direct CW News at 4:30pm (previously aired at 6:30pm)
-Technical Direct/Direct FOX News at 10 (hour-long newscast)
Snell Kahuna 4 ME Video Switcher
Bitcentral Precis 4 channel video playout system
Vinten robotic studio cameras (3)
Chyron Lyric PRO, ISQ, Lex
Wheatstone Digital D9 audio board (42 inputs)
Adobe Premiere editing
Floor directing
Teleprompter operation
**created several new effects used on a daily basis (double, triple, quad, 5, 6 and 8 boxes)
CORIOmaster Video Wall (18 monitors)
Evertz Digital Video Tiler (9 monitors)

*Our station is not automated, but I am familiar with Sony ELC and Ross Overdrive*

Technical Director, 02/2013 - 05/2014
Accenture Edina, MN,

-Technical Direct NFL Live on ESPN
-Technical Direct Numbers Never Lie on ESPN2 (formerly known as His & Hers)
-Technical Direct #Redes (Spanish language, social media oriented show) on Deportes
-Technical Direct Domestic and International productions of UEFA, EUROPA, Serie A and Bundesliga, Premier League Soccer matches
-Technical Direct World Cup Qualifying matches (pre and post game shows) for USA and Mexico
-Technical Direct integration of Super Bowl XLVIII coverage in NYC from Bristol, CT.
-Work with Grass Valley Kalypso 3 ME Video HD/SD Switcher, Version 15.1
-Proficient in effect building (ingesting into and creating on switcher timelines hard edit wipes, keyable wipes, logo flys, other sponsored elements)
-Grass Valley Encore PMB Router
-DNF Controls ST420-VSS Spyder (controlling sources in video monitors in studio)
-DNF Controls ST400 VTR/DDR Controller
-Telex RTS PAP-32 IFB Assignment Panel
-Evertz MVP Multi-Image Display and Montoring (creating and building layouts for monitor wall in control room)
-EVS Production Control
EVS 1: 4 channels for wipes, stamps, rejoins, etc.
EVS 2: 4 channels for cycles, backgrounds, etc.
-Crestron SmarTouch ST1700-C 5.7’’ touchscreen

Director, 09/2008 - 02/2013
H&R Block, Inc. Spokane Valley, WA,

-Technical Direct and Direct all NBC12 HD newscasts (4, 5, 5:30, 6 and 11pm)
-Technical Direct and Direct WUPV CW HD 6:30pm newscast
-Technical Direct and Direct WRLH FOX News at Ten (hour-long newscast)
-Directed/Technical Directed first ever WUPV CW HD newscast
-Direct breaking news cut-ins, promotional recordings and other duties as assigned
-Work closely with producers and editors prior to and during newscasts
-Responsible for the training of production crew members
-Design and block out camera shots in the studio
-Snell Kahuna HD/SD 4 ME Video Switcher
-Received 2 days of comprehensive Kahuna training for TD's at Snell offices in New York City
-ENPS Newsroom System
-Bitcentral Precis playout server, 3 channels
-Grass Valley Edius v4 non-linear editing (newscasts)
-Apple Final Cut Pro non-linear editing (personal use)
-Avid Media Composer non-linear editing (promotional topicals Dr. Phil, Inside Edition, etc.)
-World Now, posting stories to
-Vinten robotic cameras
-Avid DEKO HD and Chyron Infinit!
-Chyron Lyric PRO, ISQ, Lex
-Pinnacle Thunder graphics program
-Adobe Photoshop
-Curious and Google maps programs
-Wheatstone Digital D9 audio board, 42 inputs
-Teleprompter operation
-Floor directing
-Crispin commercial server

Education and Training
Bachelor of Arts: Telecommunication & Film, Expected in 12/2003
The University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Major in Broadcast Journalism
  • Double minors in English Literature & Creative Writing
  • Gamma Phi Beta Sorority Member

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