Face Time with the Pros

The National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of NATAS together with Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters Association, White House News Photographers Association, and National Press Photographers Association sponsor Face Time with the Pros.

Register for Face Time with the Pros

Face Time with the pros will be held at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD on Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 8:30 am – 4:15 pm. A College and High School ticket is $15 which includes lunch. Register before February 20th as space is limited. Printable flyer.

Schedule

8:30 – 9:00
Knight Hall Lobby
Registration
9:00 – 9:45
Eaton Theater:
1208 Knight Hall
Welcome

  • Rafael Lorente, Associate Dean, Merrill College of Journalism

Getting that First Job

  • Mike Goldrick, News Director, WRC
  • Brett Hall, MMJ, WSTM, Syracuse, NY
  • Aisha Mbowe, MMJ, WCTI, New Bern, N.C.
  • Mitchell Miller, News Director, WTOP
  • Fernando Pizzaro, Washington Correspondent, Univision
  • Joe Yasharoff, (former) Managing Editor, Comcast Sports & Exec. Sports Producer, Fox5
  • Moderator: Les Heintz, President, NATAS National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter
  • Panelists announced soon!
9:30 – 11:55 Rotating Sessions 1 & 2
Students will be broken up into 4 groups and will rotate throughout the day to each of the sessions.
1207 Knight Hall Better Story-telling

  • Josh Davidsburg, Merrill College of Journalism
2103 Knight Hall Calling the Shots

  • Bob Bennett, WAVY
  • Mike Jaffe, WJLA
  • Mike Kettelberger, WBOC
  • Robyne McCullough, WBAL
UMTV Studio: Tawes Hall Performance Tips

  • Tom Roussey, WJLA
2105 Knight Hall: Parking Lot Working the Live Shot

  • Greg Guise, WUSA
  • Jeff Kramer, Kramer Communications
  • Pete O’Neal, WMAR
  • Mark Segraves, NBC4
  • Don Watrud, WTTG
12:00 – 12:45
Roberts Room:
3202 Knight Hall
Lunch
12:50 – 2:55 Session Rotations 3 & 4
3:00 – 4:15
Eaton Theater:
1208 Knight Hall
Passing the Mic: A conversation with broadcast veterans and members of NATAS-NCCB Gold & Silver Circles.

  • Jack Cloherty, Producer, ABC News
  • Pat Collins, Reporter, WRC/News4
  • Samara Martin-Ewing, Executive Producer, WUSA9
  • Sue Palka, Meteorologist, Fox5
  • Jim Vance, Anchor, WRC/News4
  • Moderator: Joe Yasharoff, Adjunct Instructor, Merrill College of Journalism
Knight Hall:
1109 & 2109

Tawes Rooms: 0222A & 0222B

Resume & Reel Critiques

Throughout the day students can sit down with one of our professionals one-on-one. Students can share their resumes and resume reels (audio and/or video) with the pros who provide feedback and recommendations.

Students must sign-up at the registration desk.

We invite all students who are attending Face Time with the Pros to stick around and join us for the Gold & Silver Circle Ceremony. For the first time NATAS-NCCB will be holding this event on the same day as Face Time with the Pros to celebrate legends in the broadcast industry with a nod to a new generation of young adults eager to begin their careers in television. The College Student Production Awards will also be given during the Ceremony.

 

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