Robin is an Emmy® award-winning Producer & Director, bringing over 20 years of experience in mastering the art of true collaboration in broadcast and commercial television. She currently works at Jack Morton Worldwide as an Executive Producer, bringing an unparalleled level of expertise to every project.
Things happen fast in the production world, and from an early start, Robin has brought confidence and genuine, responsive energy to every challenge. From Assistant Director on live weekly national talk shows to Producer/Director for the Programming Department of a significant market CBS Network Affiliate and then to Executive Producer of all programming.
As Executive Producer for Producers Color Service, Grace & Wild Studios, and Cutters Studios, she provided live broadcast network news, sports, and entertainment production for clients including ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, BloombergTV, Fox News, HBO, CNBC, ESPN, etc.
She has been at WEYI/WSMH for eight years and brings over 18 years of experience as a broadcast journalist. She has experience as a sports anchor, manager, and jack of all trades in the newsroom. Neille has guided her team through one of the most important stories in a generation, the Flint Water Crisis.
Kit Kuhne is an award-winning journalist with a love of breaking news, politics, and storytelling. In 2016, she started her career at ABC 12 in Flint, MI, as a News Producer. In 2021, she moved across the state to join FOX 17 in Grand Rapids as an Executive Producer. Kit is also a proud Michigan State University alumna -- Go Green!
As senior producer, Carol Yancho leads WKAR's talented team of original content producers. She also develops and produces content for WKAR, including the Emmy® award-winning kids' science programs Curious Crew, Curious About Careers, and the WKAR Family video platform. Carol is a seasoned writer, producer, and director with a diverse television series and digital production background. While living on the East Coast for 15 years, she worked on a wide range of documentary, reality, home renovation, and true crime series for A&E, HGTV, Animal Planet, Lifetime, TLC, Investigation Discovery, and others. Before working in episodic TV production, Carol worked in both network and local news. As a field producer for CNN, she traveled extensively across the country, covering stories of national prominence. She began her news career as an intern at WLNS and went on to work at WJRT in Flint and then WDIV in Detroit.
Brian Efrusy, Chief Financial Officer, is a highly respected executive with over 30 years of experience in finance and administration. Brian has been responsible for Cutters Studios Detroit’s financial and human resource matters since 2008. Brian’s planning helped the Company to strategically navigate its way through the Covid pandemic and continue to be one of the top media studios in greater Detroit. Brian manages all aspects of financial reporting and budgeting as well as human resource matters. He is also responsible for the banking relationships and tax compliance matters.
Carlota is a Silver Circle® MI-NATAS Member, Past Chapter President, V.P.s, Board Secretary, and Alt. National Trustee. She's a 36-year broadcast (public) media veteran. Her positions include Production Manager/Producer and Part-Time Video production instructor. Scholarship Chairman; Internship Supervisor and Detroit Public Schools Advisory. Tuskegee Airmen/Detroit Chapter, and member of Friends of Detroit City Airport.
Alex Atwell is a graduate of Central Michigan University. He has been an Emmy® award-winning visual storyteller for more than 20 years. In addition, Atwell also won a national Edward R. Murrow award in 2019 for Excellence in Sound. His areas of expertise are shooting and editing video, including live and recorded interviews in a fast-moving news production environment under extreme deadline pressure. He currently works at WDIV-TV in Detroit.
Matt Bellehumeur is a graduate of Central Michigan University and recipient of 5 Michigan Regional Emmy® Awards. He started his television career in 1996 broadcasting local school board meetings for Lincoln Park Public Schools, in Lincoln Park, MI. Matt has been a full-time director for the last 12 years at WXYZ/WMYD in Detroit, primarily focused on news and station special programming. He has also directed station syndicated programming for the Woodward Dream Cruise and Lions GameDay Live (official pregame show of the Detroit Lions).
Shayna Fields-Clark is a multimedia television producer and host. Previously, Ms. Fields-Clark worked in New York City as a segment producer for Viacom creating content for BET, VH1, and MTV for linear and non-linear platforms. She earned a BA in broadcast journalism at Wayne State University. In 2019, Ms Fields-Clark started her own media broadcast company "Fields & Clark, LLC," which produces and outsources projects. Her clients include BET, Essence Magazine, Rosetta Stone, Lexia Learning, Metro Plus Healthcare, Red Door Project and many more.
For the past three years I have been the News Director at 9&10 News, leading a group of great journalists through the ever changing TV News landscape. Over the last couple of years we have dominated coverage on a deadly tornado in Gaylord, a wildfire that destroyed thousands of acres, the trial in the plot to kidnap Gov. Whitmer, and local news that has impacted the 30+ counties we cover.
Byron has spent 30+ years as a Director of Photography, Sr. Editor, and Producer. He has won multiple achievement awards including 15 Emmy's scattered throughout each of those categories. His career has led me to National Geographic, Discovery Channel, History Channel, NBC and FOX Sports Net where I have held leadership positions at all.
Sheila Grant is a native Detroiter who has always wanted to be a broadcast journalist. She earned an undergraduate degree in Communications – Broadcast Journalism from Wayne State University. Her life experiences and internships at Detroit Public Television and WDIV – Local 4 have given her insight into the news, the inner workings of television production, and the bustling newsroom.
John has been a member of the Michigan Chapter of NATAS since 1982. He is an Emmy® award-winning producer/director and has served the chapter as National Trustee, President, Vice President, and Treasurer and is currently Chair of the chapter's Finance Committee.
Joseph has a great eye and his camera work is careful and impeccable. Joseph has been a Director of Photography and an editor for more than 20 years working in news and production and is a 5- time Emmy winner. Joseph has honed his remarkable skill-set and taken his talents to LA and now to help further advance the great city of Detroit. Joseph is the Production Manager of Media Services for the city. The biggest moment of his career was having the honor to coordinate the international media coverage for the Homegoing Service for Ms. Aretha Franklin.
Jayne has been working in Michigan television news for more than 30 years. She is currently the News Director for WNEM TV5 in the Flint/Saginaw/Bay City market. Jaynes career has taken her all over Michigan. She started as a producer/reporter at TV 7&4 in Traverse City. From there she moved to WLNS, and then in to Detroit where she produced at WKND before moving to WXYZ. Jayne has been in the Saginaw/Flint market for 20 years, previously as News Director for ABC12. Jayne is a Detroit native. She graduated from Central Michigan University and currently sits on the BCA Alumni Advisory Board. Jayne is the recipient of three Michigan Emmy awards and several Regional Edward R Murrow awards. She lives in Flushing, MI with her husband Mike and their two sons.
Mike is an award-winning broadcast journalist with more than 30 years of experience, is a news anchor and managing editor for Mid-Michigan NOW at WEYI-TV (NBC 25), WSMH-TV (FOX 66) and WBSF (The CW 46) in Flint, Michigan. Prior to joining Mid-Michigan NOW, Mike worked at WXYZ-TV in Detroit as a general assignment and breaking news reporter for 7 Action News. He has also anchored and reported for stations in Louisiana, Nevada, Mississippi, and South Carolina.