Oct 2007 - Current Supervising Producer- PBS- TS Media Inc.
“Tavis Smiley”-A National nightly, half-hour news and entertainment talk show hosted by Tavis Smiley. Duties included: Running the daily operations for production company, TS. Media Inc. Creating and managing a Multi-million dollar budget, Managing all logistics of the show, Payroll for Crew and Staff, Scheduling, Cost reports, booking studio & Remote engineering. Produce all shows on location. Over 2000 shows aired. Winner of 4 NAACP Image Awards.
Jan 2010-Current Supervising Producer-PBS-TS Media Inc.-KCET
“Tavis Smiley Reports” a series of (8) hour-long primetime specials that air throughout 2010. A 60-Minutes style journalistic series shot on location to examine some of the country's defining moments through those who have helped to shape history.
Sept- June 2007 Supervising Producer- PBS- TS Media Inc.
"All-American Presidential Forums on PBS moderated by Tavis Smiley Democratic & Republican Debate"- Live-one-hour Primetime Presidential debates with the nominees for President.. This Forum marks the first time that a panel comprised of journalists of color is represented in primetime. Hiring of all Crew & Staff. Creating all artwork, music and graphics. Managing all logistical aspects of the production from concept to live air. Nominated for NAACP Image award.
Nov 2003 - Oct 2007 Production Coordinator-PBS- TS Media Inc.
“Tavis Smiley”- As a start up production and groundbreaking series for PBS in Nov of ‘03. I helped create the current production company. Duties included booking guest & satellite interviews from in studio and around the country. Scheduling and coordinating all aspects of studio and location shoots.
LIVE EVENT SHOWS
Feb 2010 Supervising Producer-CSPAN TV-Live Web Stream
"We Count! The Black Agenda is the American Agenda”-
Feb 2005 – Feb 2009 Supervising Producer/Producer- C-SPAN/ TV-One/ DVD
"State of The Black Union 5 thru 10”- Every February, Influential Leaders, entertainers and Thinkers of our time gather to discuss the State of The Black Union. Broadcast Live on CSPAN, Live web-casting and repackaged for TV-One.
Sept 2006 – May 2007 “Tavis Smiley’s Road to Health Series”- 4 city tour of health Expos and Symposium to discuss health issues facing inner city communities.
OTHER EXPERIENCE “Don’t Make Me Sick” –Producer- Storeytime Inc.- 8 Part Web-series
“The Tab”, “Do Over” –Production Manager- Indi Films
“Fear” –Production Assistant- MTV Production
WNPB West Virginia Public- Intern/Employee PA, Cam Op. Audio & TD
INDUSTRY TOOLS Budgeting Software: EP Budgeting –Movie Magic Budgeting, Boiler Plate, Showbiz Accnt, EP-Vista, Visual Max, Quick books, Excel
Industry Software: Final Draft, Final Cut Pro, EP Scheduling, Reel Calendar
General: Microsoft Windows, Mac OSX & Above, Photoshop, Ap Internet.
EDUCATION West Virginia University-Communications, B.S.,
Major: Television, Radio, and Film, Minor: Public Speaking.