Our recent Southern California storms gave this week's radio lecturer Michelle Merker something current to discuss with students on the topic of News Development.
You've seen her around the school as a PI and Vocal Coach, but did you know that this four-time Emmy nominee has spent 20-plus years working in the Los Angeles market in both television and radio as a News Director, Director of Public Affairs, Writer, Producer and Talent? She has also worked on both network and syndicated TV programs, and has acted as freelance talent on national TV, radio and corporate projects. A member of ClearChannel/Airwatch/Total Traffic Network team, she can currently be heard doing the news and traffic on a number of radio stations in Southern California, including KOST and KRLA. And the TV show she currently produces, "Discover Orange County," can be seen on KOCE-TV (PBS SoCal,) and The OC Channel. As producer, Michelle is also busy promoting her first feature film, “Shellter.”
In her free time she... oh wait, she has no free time.
Here she is in a "vintage" picture with next week's guest lecturer. Stay tuned...