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Communications Station Manager PCC-TV, Pinellas County Government 2005-2010
¨ Spearheaded live remotes over internet for Disaster Advisory Committee and other remote meetings
¨ Suggested storm surge awareness practices that helped PCC-TV to receive a major national award
¨ Created County news brief program Inside Pinellas Today which aired three times per week
¨ Lead team that responded to channel change on Bright House - reimaged station name and purpose
¨ Opened Pinellas County’s YouTube channel and assisted in other Government 2.0 initiatives
¨ Key Player in eTownHall, Pinellas County’s first electronic town hall meeting
¨ Upgraded PCC-TV’s nonlinear edit system to an Avid based system
¨ Motivated and evaluated 12 employees in meeting the goals of Pinellas County Communications
Photojournalist/Producer, WFLA - NewsChannel 8, Tampa, Florida 1985 - 2005
Photographed, produced and edited news stories and special projects.
¨ Produced award-winning investigative reports working with lead reporter, sources and community contacts and using key research, surveillance and interview techniques
¨ Produced weekly in-depth consumer report segments for highly popular “8 on Your Side” series
¨ Independently produced destination features for "Live at Five"
¨ Produced three-part series reports every two weeks
¨ Provided live coverage for daily morning show working out of a live truck
¨ As Chief Editor, managed seven editors, edited stories for two broadcasts daily, generated story ideas, coordinated microwave and satellite usage, developed and managed budgets
Videographer/Editor, WCJB – TV, Gainesville, Florida
Videographer/Editor, WUFT – TV, Gainesville, Florida
U.S. Army Photographer (Honorable Discharge)
¨ Digital Editing and Acquisition Systems: Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premier, After Effects, Photoshop, P-2, ENPS
¨ Extensive use of many ENG cameras t Helicopter video and still photography (camera and gyro cam)
Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.
U.S. Air Force School of Photography, Lowry AFB, Denver, Colorado, six-month training course
2011 National Hurricane Conference Outstanding Achievement Public Outreach eTownHall: Surviving the Storm.
2008 & 2009 National Hurricane Conference Outstanding Achievement for Public Awareness (PCC-TV)
2010, 2008 & 2007 Governor’s Hurricane Conference Public Information Award
2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 2009 & 2010 Telly Awards for Programming (PCC-TV)
2005 Emmy Nomination for Florida Folk Festival (PCC-TV)
2004 Society of Professional Journalists Atlanta Chapter Green Eyeshade Award “2nd Place Investigative Television”
2003 Society of Professional Journalists Atlanta Chapter Green Eyeshade Award “1st Place Non-Deadline Reporting”
2000 & 2001 The Florida Bar Association, "Grand Prize Television"
1995 Florida Associated Press Broadcasters, "Outstanding Achievement - Light Feature"
1994 Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, "Angel Award"