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Donna Hayes started in the industry after watching my uncle in a studio audio booth at CBS, I knew I would do something in broadcast and decided when I was 8 years old to follow in his footsteps. I’ve had a 35-year career as a broadcast editor. Over the years she has won 7 Emmys and received 31 nominations, Folio award. She is currently an editor at the number one station in the country – WABC TV in New York.
Keith Plummer brings unique experiences to the film and broadcast world. Graduating in 1985 from Towson State University with a Mass Communications degree. He started his career in the control room of an independent television station in Baltimore, working his way quickly into the daily production staff running camera and editing. After three years of honing his production skills, Keith moved to Washington, and became a cameraman covering daily news on Capitol Hill for a small group of Sunbelt stations. After a short time he began working for the Hearst-Argyle Television’s Washington bureau as a photographer/editor covering national news with his beat being the White House and Capitol Hill. Keith went on to become Hearst’s Chief Photographer for 9 years traveling the world and covering national news. During his time in D.C. Keith covered four Presidents – from Reagan to Bush. From 1995 to 2000 Keith elected by his peers to served two terms as an Executive Committee Member on the RTNDA.
In 2002 Keith started his own film production company, Plumgood Productions. Since then he has produced, directed, written and edited fictional films, documentaries, commercials, music videos and corporate films. As a Cinematographer, Keith is highly sought after and has a distinctive style of lighting and creating images that sets him apart from others in the field.
Nationally recognized for his documentary work, Keith has produced several films on lesser known people and topics in African American history. Keith currently resides in Athens, Georgia with his family.
Christopher Wood is a Senior Photographer at News 12 Connecticut, where he has worked for the last 11 years. During that time, Christopher has acquired a number of honors including multiple New York Emmy, regional Edward R. Murrow awards for photography and editing, as well as the title of regional NPPA Photographer of the Year. He has covered many major local and national news stories, including the Sandy Hook shooting and the Boston Marathon bombings.