Emmy Award winning Ryan Young is CNN's National Correspondent. Young joined CNN in 2015 and is based at the network's Chicago bureau.
Before joining CNN, Young was part of Atlanta's Channel 2 Action News team. During his time in Atlanta Ryan worked closely with Law Enforcement breaking several exclusives on major crime investigations and his work was directly involved in helping to catch hundreds of criminals.
His live coverage of major breaking stories lead to several Emmy awards including one for his piece on the chemical fire near Atlanta, GA.
The Miami native got his first big TV break while still in college by hosting a syndicated sports show. After graduating from Florida State University with a bachelor's degree in Media Production, Young went right to work at WTXL-TV in Tallahassee, Fla., where he kept local viewers in touch with a wide variety of big stories, including the 2002 Florida elections and Florida State's National Championship run.
As a reporter for WTOC-TV in Savannah, Ryan provided viewers with crucial, up-to-the-minute late-night reports, earning two Associated Press awards, one for best investigative piece that exposed dangerous cigarette lighters and the other for best spot news coverage of a major street collapse.
Ryan went on to tell the stories of people whose lives were torn apart by hurricanes Ivan and Frances, while working for WNCN-TV in Raleigh, N.C. While covering the problem of gangs in the state, Ryan produced a groundbreaking report on gangs in the military, a story that earned him national recognition.
When not in front of the camera, Ryan enjoys reading, anything that has to do with football and playing a game of fetch with his dog.
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Univision Communications Inc.
January 2007 – Present (9 years 4 months)Miami/Fort Lauderdale Area
I'm currently working camera on shows like Despierta America, Sabado Gigante, Sal y Pimienta, Locura Deportiva, Futbol Club, Futbol Central, & Nuestra Belleza Latina. As of 2015, I had the opportunity to work handheld camera at Premio Lo Nuestro, the Annual Award Show.
Diaz Video Productions
January 2004 – Present (12 years 4 months)
• Director• Editor• Producer• Steadicam Owner/Operator• Jimmy Jib
• Studio Camera
• Corporate• Photographer
• Music Videos
Carlos Suarez joined Local 10 News in March 2012 after spending two years at WINK, the CBS affiliate in Fort Myers, Florida.
He was born and raised in South Florida and graduated from Florida International University with a degree in Political Science.
Carlos received an Emmy nomination and was honored with an Associated Press Award for his coverage of a deadly Christmas Eve mall shooting in 2011.
During his time at WINK, Carlos covered Charlotte County before taking on the roll of political reporter. He traveled the state covering the Republican candidates and every GOP primary debate in Florida. Carlos also hit the road with the Mitt Romney campaign during the Florida primary.
He also covered the campaigns of Senator Marco Rubio and Governor Rick Scott. Senator Rubio was Carlos' college professor his senior year at FIU.
Carlos began his news career in Miami. He had an internship at Univision while in high school and was an Associate Producer for the FOX affiliate while in college.
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Marissa Bagg, a Miami native, is proud to be working in her hometown.
The South Miami High School of the Arts graduate went on to the University of Florida where she received her Bachelor of Science in Telecommunication News with a minor in French.
Marissa’s broadcast career took her across the country through New Mexico, Texas and Washington state before she returned to South Florida as a reporter with WPTV in West Palm Beach.
Marissa is an Edward R. Murrow Regional Award winner and Emmy nominated journalist. She has traveled to cover hurricanes, massive floods and other natural disasters. She also reported on the much anticipated final Presidential Debate of 2012 between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney. But her most memorable story brought her to Haiti. She covered the opening of an orphanage built in honor of a Lynn University student killed in the 2010 earthquake - a story that continues to influence her work today.
An avid sports fan, Marissa cheers for her home team, the Miami Hurricanes, and her alma mater, the Florida Gators. During football season, you may notice she’s lost her voice.
Fun fact, Marissa isn't the only Bagg working at NBC 6. Her sister Julia reports alongside her.
Julia Bagg is a proud Gator who graduated from the University of Florida with degrees in broadcasting and economics, plus a Minor in Spanish. She earned a master's degree in political science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Julia completed most of her study at Universidad Carlos III in Madrid. She lived there when the capital city was bombed in 2004.
The following year, she won a William Fulbright Scholarship for journalism and helped cover terrorism trial proceedings for CNN International in Madrid.
Julia’s work has also earned honors from the Radio and Television News Directors Association, William Randolph Hearst Foundation, and National Association of Hispanic Journalists.
Julia joined NBC 6 from WFMY in Greensboro, North Carolina. She previously worked for KFDA and Telemundo in Amarillo, Texas. There she worked side by side with her sister and fellow reporter, Marissa Bagg
Pablo Alsina joined KHOU 11 in August 2015 as sports anchor and reporter.
Before his move to Houston, Alsina was the play-by-play announcer for the MLB on Fox Deportes, calling the game of the week and the last two World Series as well as the last three All-Star Games.
"During the last couple of years I have been blessed with the opportunity to be an anchor and play-by-play announcer at several great networks. I have called amazing events including the 2013, and 2014 World Series, the last three MLB All-Star Games, UFC Titles fights from next to the Octagon, and College Football Bowl games. Now I'm very excited to begin the next stage of my career. It is a true honor to be a part of KHOU 11. To live in a great city, with passionate sports fans and cover amazing teams is a dream come true." #HTownPride
Alsina, a graduate of The University of Florida, is a versatile sports journalist who also works off camera, in English and Spanish, with a flair all his own.
Born in Venezuela of Argentine parents, Alsina moved to the U.S. when he was six years old. His heritage, experience and background have furnished Pablo Alsina the kind of flexibility and flavor that permeate his unique approach.
In addition to sports broadcasting, Alsina is also an actor. He has appeared in national commercials for products such as Chevrolet, T-Mobile, Trident, and Jack In the Box. Along with commercial acting, Alsina also acts for television and film. Recently he appeared in an episode of General Hospital.
To continue to sharpen his improv and acting skills, Alsina joined a dinner theater troupe that performs monthly in Los Angeles. He is currently cast as the lead role in the hilarious comedy. Pablo’s other passion is filmmaking. He has written, produced and directed award-winning films including eight short films and a feature film in Spanish.
Jesse Rodriguez is a New York-based Senior Planning Producer for MSNBC's Morning Joe, booking guests for the weekday morning talk show on MSNBC, with Joe Scarborough discussing the news of the day in a panel format with co-host Mika Brzezinski. Previously, Rodriguez was a Producer for MSNBC's The Dylan Ratigan Show and an Assignment Editor for NBC News, covering news on the network's news desk. While on The Dylan Ratigan Show, he field produced from Washington, DC and various other locations for the MSNBC host. Prior to NBC, Rodriguez was with CBS Television at WFOR-TV as the station's weeknight assignment editor. Rodriguez was instrumental in breaking the news of Fidel Castro's transfer of power to his brother in the Summer of 2006. His tip led to WFOR being the first English based media organization to break the story. The station won an Edward R. Murrow award for coverage of the event. Rodriguez also covered countless hurricanes while at the station. Rodriguez previously got his start at Miami's WSVN-TV, where he produced the highly rated television show "Don't drink and drive"
Ced Wynez aka Nat Turner
is a unique music producer/artist with a very commanding sound and a great ear for good music. He has a wide open song arrangement along with strong songwriting ability. In a couple of years he has made a name for himself behind the boards. He has dedicated himself to produced the best quailty of music for all ears to hear. Born and raised in Miami as a youth, he has managed to stay out of trouble by focusing on school and sports.
It wasnt until early 2006 when he discovered his true calling in Savannah, Ga to create music. During that year while perfecting his craft, Ced Wynez had contribute his talents to a local record label. Under the label he began to make a name for himself producing and mixing records for many artists. In the summer of 2007 Ced Wynez decided to move back home to South Florida. While back home he began to network in the Miami music scene. He link up with an artist from Richmond, Va by the name DEE-I @Cokeboysdeei (Coke Boys South) and started collaborating with him on numerous projects.
In 2010 Ced Wynez relocated to Atlanta, Ga to seriously take his career to the next level. In the pass two years Ced Wynez has produced, wrote, and featured on many songs with artists from around the country and overseas. He also has created tracks for an app video game created by Jumpshotmedia (www.jumpshotmedia.com) called "Battle Rap Stars". He also created music for the urban television show The DriveTV in Richomnd, Va for three seasons. In 2012 he's been producing hand full of tracks for international hip hop artist J-Kad (www.j-kad.com) under HeavyWeight Kamp Music Group. Ced Wynez is currently created tracks for the Bay area urban web series "Knocked Down" directed by Ansar Muhammad (ZartheDip).
In 2013 he is currently taken the role as President of JunkYard Entertainment, establish a music/book pusblishing company with business partner Yooda. In the first quarter of 2013 he has produced & executive produce JYE's 4th release Extreme Measures by JYE's flagship artist Yooda (@Yooda21) which sold well independently. Ced Wynez is preparing is official album release in the 2014 under JunkYard Entertainment/Heavyweight Kamp Music Group.
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Kenneth Burns is a reporter for WYPR covering Baltimore City and Baltimore County.
Prior to joining WYPR, Kenneth worked at WBAL and WNAV in Annapolis.
The Prince George’s County native has been a journalist since high school. He was a teen editor with Children’s Express, later becoming news editor with Young D.C., a newspaper written by high school students. He started his professional career during his first year in college at WTOP in Washington, D.C. Other career stops include a stint with Radio America and Salem Communications as a producer. He also was a news contributor to WGMD in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Kenneth also writes about Maryland Politics at mdpoliticsblog.com.
Kenneth, who lives in Baltimore, is a graduate of Anne Arundel Community College and has attended Towson University. He is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, the National Association of Black Journalists and the Online News Association.
Copywriter / Project Manager
Freelance Junior Project Manager
- Coordinate music searches and synchs of catalog tracks for major commercial campaigns.
- Develop distribution strategies to insert releases into the college radio market.
- Manage in house social media accounts.
[WVFS Tallahassee - 89.7FM]
WVFS Tallahassee - 89.7FM
December 2014 – May 2015 (6 months)
- Lead student position acting as chief liaison between Student Government Association and staff of the station.
- Scheduled and managed staff of over 40 DJs.
- Host and DJ of two bi-weekly specialty programs, showcasing electronic and funk/soul/R&B music.
- Host and DJ of weekly rotation show, featuring current music within station's rotation.
WVFS Tallahassee - 89.7FM
- Assisting in music searches for clients from TV & Film studios in Latin America seeking syncs with US-based Latin artists.
- Assisting in music searches for clients from major studios, music houses, and advertising firms in US seeking music from partner labels across Latin
- Conducting research on prospective syncs with upcoming productions within the Spanish-language market in the United States and across Latin
- Preparing regular e-cards with new music to send out to email list of former clients.
- Drafting one-sheets on new and current musicians signed to US-Latin label.
- Managing licensing department's social media outlets.
WVFS Tallahassee - 89.7FM
Nick Corrirost is a writer/director/actor. As a former staff writer/director at Funny or Die, he created/wrote/directed many of their most popular viral videos, including HUVr Tech (overboard), the Captain Planet series and the Clip Ci p series which he starred in as well. Nick has also written and directed various projects for Comedy Central and ABC. He has starred in sketches on Adult Swim, Funny or Die, Conan, Jimmy Kimmel, IFC and UCB LA and has lent his voice talents to the animated series Moonbeam City, to debut in 2015 on Comedy Central, in addition to many Funny or Die videos.
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Jerome A. Bailey is the Communications Director for AAKP and oversees the Association's marketing and communications efforts. Jerome is the Managing Editor of aakpRENALIFE magazine, the publishing of the Association’s educational brochures, AAKP website material and media events. Jerome also assist with the planning of AAKP programs and events including the Annual Patient Meeting, theMedal of Excellence Award Program, Kidney Beginnings: Live, andAAKP HealthLine.
Jerome joined AAKP in April 2006. Prior to joining AAKP, he served as a News Producer for WFLA, News Channel 8 an NBC affiliate in Tampa, Florida. While at News Channel 8, Jerome produced the top rated two hour morning newscast and the midday newscast report. Jerome worked on some of the biggest stories of our time during his time at WFLA including Hurricanes Ivan, Dennis, Katrina and Rita; the 2000 Presidential Election, and numerous other local and national news making events.
Mr. Bailey has also worked as a freelance commercial writer, producing television commercial spots for local Tampa Bay companies.
Jerome earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Florida where he majored in Telecommunications with an emphasis in Broadcast News.
Digital Marketing Consultant
Music Video Director and Producer
Production Coordinator - Specials Department
March 2015 – Present (1 year 2 months)Miami/Fort Lauderdale Area
Latin American Music Awards, the first ever Spanish version of the American Music Awards, produced by Dick Clark Productions in Hollywood, CA.
Premios Tu Mundo, a pop-culture award show that recognizes the achievements of Hispanics in the world of media.
Latin Billboard Music Awards, the Latin music industry’s longest running and most prestigious award show.
Andy Wontor joins the BHSN team as a Sports Reporter/MMJ after working for several years in Charleston, South Carolina. Being a Miami native, and University of Florida graduate, she was excited to once again call the Sunshine State home!
Andy spent her teenaged years in a magnet broadcasting program at South Miami Middle and High School. After working in a “newsroom” since 7th grade, majoring in broadcasting at UF was the logical choice.
Once in college, Andy got her first broadcasting opportunities in sports – and there was no looking back from there. Combining a childhood love of sports with her love of reporting was the best. Plus, covering the Gators during their national championship runs in basketball and football made it all the sweeter.
After graduation, Andy started her broadcasting career as a Sports and News Reporter in the booming metropolis of Casper, Wyoming. At KTWO she learned everything there is to know about freezing temperatures and rodeos. From there it was on to a much-needed sunnier climate, working as the Weekend Sports Anchor at WCBD in Charleston, South Carolina.
Andy is excited to now call Orlando home! In her free time she loves watching her teams play, yoga, cooking and visiting with family and friends – most especially her little nephew who loves bossing his “Tia” around.
Tamika Smith is a Reporter at WPFW and News Anchor at WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio and a multimedia journalist in the D.C. area. She reports on various local issues, from politics to the environment.
Smith began her career at National Public Radio's Tell Me More with Michel Martin and at Radio One as a national news anchor for Keepin' It Real With Al Sharpton, broadcasting to more than 500,000 listeners. While at Radio One, she covered major breaking news stories, including the Haitian earthquake in 2010 and the Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act.
Smith is currently a weekend anchor/reporter for WAMU.