For some time now, I've been involved in directing and production supervision, utilizing extensive experience in live studio/remote-based
news production and community programming. My strengths include ability to sense production needs and audience-focus, dealing
effectively with dynamic, rapidly changing environments and the challenge of live programming. Directing and operations management
complemented by ability to assess and draw upon personnel strengths, coordinating lighting, remote coordination and all aspects
of production, as well as personnel motivation.
Among others, I've been fortunate to take part in the following
May, 2002 to Present TVG Network/Gemstar, Inc
Live programming for digital cable/satellite delivered interactive NTRA horseracing network
in a very fluid environment. Coordinate multiple live racetrack remotes, heavy graphics and tape load. Coordinate remote talent
and coverage with in-house talent/coverage. Direct from various race tracks, including Del Mar and Hollywood Park and Los
Alamitos Race courses.
1997-2001 CNN/Sports Illustrated
Coordinated program elements with producers prior to air. Organized
scripted programs for air. Directed live programming for domestic and international networks, while maintaining a relaxed
atmosphere. Assisted troubleshooting of production systems/servers. Completed daily shift reports. Completed written staff
evaluations to reflect performance and suggested areas of improvement.
1986-1997 Various Contractors for CNN
Production Supervisor/Lead Director
Directed "Larry King Live!"
and "Crossfire" nightly.
Supervised and coordinated staffing of 3 control rooms and other production facilities
in an ever-changing, stressful and deadline-intensive environment while keeping an appropriately relaxed working atmosphere. Directed
live programming, keeping focus with television consumer needs. Implemented the production facilities request system in place
to this day. Advised engineering personnel on facility retrofits and changes, utilizing my gathered input of staff using the
area. This included considerable work in the original design of the current DC facility. Met with other networks and with
government agencies as a key participant in areas regarding upcoming productions. Suggested and worked with vendors on remote
productions. Rented remote and studio equipment.
2001 - Present "Larry
CNN Los Angeles
1995 "Larry King Live!" 10th Anniversary
DC & New York, NY
Directed a series of specials, culminating with a live show from The Ed Sullivan Theatre,
interviewing David Letterman.
This production was the only live broadcast originating from that venue since Ed Sullivan.
"Larry King Live!" from the Presidential Campaign Trail.
This series was a Peabody Award recipient.
1990-2001 Domestic Broadcast Pool
Directed various events, including four
State Of The Unions, two East Room News Conferences and The National Christmas Tree Lighting.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce/National Press Club
and educational programming for various clients, including the American Bar Association, Massachusetts Corporation for Educational
Television, and SELF Magazine.
Licensure: General Class FCC Radiotelephone License
Cooking and Horseback Riding.
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