12/83 - Present (Except as noted in next entry)
FREELANCE ANCHOR, PRODUCER, WRITER
AND NETWORK NEWS PHOTOGRAPHER/VIDEOTAPE EDITOR.
I'm a storyteller. Today I work as a freelance television news producer, photographer, and Final Cut Pro X / Motion editor. I work for the major network news and magazine shows through their Dallas bureaus and am a recurring editor at TI Studios at the headquarters of Texas Instruments. I have produced, shot and edited stories for a national audience for NBCs Today Show, Nightly News, CBS Evening News and other network news and magazine shows. I've been a cable network news bureau managing editor, directed both television and radio news departments, won awards for journalism, produced evening newscasts, and have extensive anchoring experience in both television and radio. I think on my feet. My mantra is "On time is late". I have the most fun, however, when shooting, writing, voicing and editing my own stories.
1975 -WFTV, Orlando, Florida
My years of anchor work and the shooting and editing of my own stories as a reporter prepared me for doing it all and doing it well. Ive shot everything from presidential campaigns (travelled with George Bush for CBS in '84 and '88, and with Bill Clinton for NBC in '92) to plane crashes. I've covered earthquakes, hurricanes and football for the networks. I was the daytime camera for CBS during the Branch Davidian stand-off in Waco. If you watched the building burn on any CBS station you were watching my camera. Ive also been the on-camera talent for several industrial videos.
11/98 - 2/00
REPORTER/PHOTOGRAPHER - The News of Texas, Dallas Bureau.
My position was unique among the 20 reporters at The News of Texas. I was the only person in the network that functioned as a reporter who shot his own stories. Even better, my job was to produce human interest stories such as the lady in Muleshoe (18 miles from Earth) who runs a television channel in her upstairs bedroom or the passing of the drive-in movie theater era. I traveled around north Texas to produce these stories.
12/81 - 12/83 SATELLITE NEWS CHANNEL BUREAU CHIEF.
SOUTHWEST BUREAU - San Antonio, Texas.
Anchored five-minute hourly cut-ins for my five-state area in addition to managing a staff and daily bureau duties. Coordinated news gathering and satellite distribution for the southwest region. The job terminated when SNC was sold to Ted Turner, who turned it into CNN Headline News.
|I'm on the right. '84 Bush campaign. CBS's Phil Jones is interviewing George H.W. Bush. This was about twenty minutes before Air Force Two dove to avoid a mid-air with a single-engine plane. I floated near the roof.
||"60 Minutes" shoot with George Foreman. 1997. Very nice man. It's true that he has a picture of a hamburger on the mats of his car.
6/80 - 12/81 KTXS T.V., Abilene, Texas.
News Director and Anchor.
Anchored the 5, 6, and 10pm newscasts.
6/79 - 6/80 KIII T.V., Corpus Christi, Texas.
Assistant News Director and anchor.
4/77 - 6/79 KENS T.V., San Antonio, Texas.
Anchored Noon and 5p.m. Newscasts.
General Assignment Reporter
1976-1977 KRAV Radio, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
1971-1976 WFTV T.V., Orlando, Florida.
1964 (while finishing my senior year at Roswell High School) - My my first job in broadcasting at KRSY Radio in Roswell, NM. I worked the midnight-to-6 shift for $1.25 an hour. At school, you could set your watch to the 10am thump of my head hitting my desk.
|My senior picture from the 1964 Roswell (NM) High School yearbook.
RADIO TALENT SINCE 1964
KRSY, Roswell, NM. - 1964
KKUB, Brownfield, TX. - 1965
KONO, San Antonio, TX. - 1965
KSEL, Lubbock, TX. - 1970
WLOF, Orlando, FL. - 1971
KVIL, Dallas, TX - 2001
KRLD, Dallas, TX - 2007-2012
Sirius Satellite Radio Weekly 2-Hour Segment - 2002 - 2004
2/67 - 2/70 U.S. Army - Germany and Vietnam.
Air Defense Radar.
Wuerzberg, Germany, 1968.
Near Qui Nhon, South Vietnam, 2/69-2/70.
Vietnam Commendation Medal
• Vietnam Service Medal
Two years of college at Florida Technological Institute.
Orlando, FL. Radio-Television Major.
Graduated from Roswell, NM High School.
Married with three children. Two of which are at home.
Fast, creative writer.
Awards for writing and news photography.
Macintosh computer enthusiast to include Web development and online database creation.
Commercial pilots license with an instrument rating (not current).
Amateur Extra Class amateur radio license (KK5DON).