Detail-oriented Television Director accomplished in directing, producing, and switching in-studio and on-location newscasts. Experience with automated production control specifically Grass Valley Ignite. Director and Technical Director of extremely fast-paced graphics-heavy and technically complex newscasts for top-rated TV station in Charlotte, NC market. Supervised the work of studio crew and assisted in the training of new employees. Excelled at relationship-building, organization and making sound judgments under pressure and with tight deadlines.
Directed newscasts for 26 straight years at three television stations.
Achieved a level of success as an innovative director to secure a position at a top-rated TV station in a top 25 market.
Directed all newscasts and digital news segments. Also responsible for coordinating and preparing all phases of production for special news broadcasts. Directed public service projects and supervised studio production crew.
Directed and produced all newscasts. Led concept development, graphics,
and camera blocking for shows. Often directed and switched shows without use of Technical Director.
Hired as a Production Assistant involved in floor direction, camera and teleprompter operation. Assisted in set and lighting design. Promoted to Control Room Technician responsible for chyron and audio operation. Promoted to TV Director in 1985 leading all aspects of newscast production by switching and calling shows.
Television and Media Studies coursework. Secured position with WHO-TV two months after college graduation.
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