Andy comes to McClatchy after leading PostTV, the online video offering from the Washington Post. He’s also a co-founder of Spark Camp. In a previous life, he was a television reporter and led digital operations. Andy earned his master’s from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and his bachelor’s from Johns Hopkins University. He also likes Post-it notes.
Jon joins McClatchy after helping lead The Washington Post’s video department. A graduate of the University of Maryland’s journalism school, he is a long-suffering Terps fan. Jon is married to his high school sweetheart and is the proud father of two rugrat sons who have totally wrecked his golf game. He is also a certified Irish whiskey taster and his favorite Seinfeld episode is ‘The Marine Biologist’.
Meghan leads the technical efforts of the national video team, works with McClatchy newsrooms on equipment and systems, analyzes video traffic and helps maintain the video platform. Meghan comes from The Washington Post, where she built the Post’s video infrastructure and was part of the leadership team that launched PostTV. She’s also a fantasy sports enthusiast and movie aficionado.
Angela comes to the role from PBS, where she was Senior Director of Digital Sponsorship. Angela received her MBA at the University of Maryland, and her bachelor’s in journalism from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She lives in Falls Church with her husband and 12-year-old daughter.
Brittany joins the McClatchy video department after working as a producer for the McClatchy News Network and Reuters. Before moving to Chile for 2 years, Brittany earned her bachelor’s degree in photojournalism and a second degree in Latin American Studies from UNC Chapel Hill. She speaks fluent Spanish, is an avid runner and reader of The Oatmeal.
Sarah joins McClatchy’s video initiative after working on social media and web production at the Center for Public Integrity. A native of Phoenix, Sarah earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University. She sings squeaky, high-pitched soprano notes with the Six Degree Singers, and always has a song stuck in her head.
Ali has honed his craft producing digital video stories at ESPN and MTV. A native of Houston, Ali has also lived in Seattle, Chicago, New England, Islamabad and most recently New York. Ali has his master’s in Digital Cinema from DePaul University, and his bachelor’s in Marketing from the University of Houston.
JulieAnn joins us from The Washington Post, where she most recently worked as a video producer for the Style section. Prior to that, she was a multimedia reporter for Voice of America. JulieAnn is a UNC graduate, who bleeds Carolina blue (especially during basketball season). When she is not out running, she is somewhere drinking coffee.
From doodling stick figure ninjas via scented markers at the age of 6 to award-winning graphics and visual effects for The Washington Post, Sohail has combined a visionary creative philosophy with outstanding technical skills. Sohail enjoys dancing to ’90s hip hop with his 19-month-old son, cheering for his beloved 49ers, and pretending to be a rock star in his alt-rock/indie band.
Jessica joins McClatchy after working for the the Chicago Sun-Times as its first multimedia journalist. Jessica earned her bachelor’s in photojournalism from the Corcoran College of Art & Design. Jessica credits her father for introducing her to video, she laughs like her mother and loves adventures that involve her fiance and their two dogs. She also golfs and scuba dives whenever she can.
Natalie’s first exposure to McClatchy came as a summer photo/video intern at the Miami Herald in 2014. Since then, her work has appeared in the New York Daily News, The Village Voice, WNYC & NPR. She received her master’s from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Hailing from the Pacific Northwest, Natalie loves tacos, coffee, tall trees and Malcolm Gladwell.
Nicole comes to McClatchy from The Root, where she worked as a multimedia editor and producer. Prior to that, she was a photojournalist at the Observer-Dispatch in Utica, NY. She earned her master’s from Georgetown University, and her bachelor’s from Ohio University. Nicole is an Ohio native who loves elephants (she fosters one in Nairobi, Kenya), and she was once an extra in House of Cards.
This is Todd’s second stint with McClatchy after working most recently with Kansas City Public Television. Prior to that, he spent seven years as a staff videographer for The Kansas City Star. He’s taught English in Japan, photography on a cruise ship in the Arctic and also worked in Germany as freelance photographer. Based in Kansas City, he utilizes the brutal heat and humidity to grow a wide variety of heirloom tomatoes.
Before joining McClatchy, Kate worked for The Washington Post as a video producer/editor, where she led a creative team that developed video news content. Kate has also been a guest lecturer at American University. In her spare time, Kate likes to chase around her one-year-old son, sing and play music when anyone will listen and work with her husband on their fixer-upper house (that they’re finally almost finished fixing up!).
Cristina joins McClatchy from the video products team at the Associated Press and was an Associate Producer at Long Story Short Media in D.C. She is a proud graduate of Arizona State’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and is an Emma Bowen Foundation scholar. She won a RFK Journalism Award and a Rocky Mountain Emmy. Cristina tends to sprinkle corny puns into conversations, and loads of spicy hot sauce onto her food.
Jason joins the team after spending a decade traveling the country for the program America's Heartland, produced by KVIE Public Television in Sacramento. He's taught grad school at Quinnipiac University, and graduated from Iowa State University. If not working, he's attending dance recitals and youth basketball games for his two children.
Meta joins McClatchy after serving as the Senior Web Producer at WUSA 9. Prior to that, she worked as a web producer in Charlottesville, Va., at NBC affiliate WVIR. She graduated from the University of Virginia with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She now lives in Alexandria with her husband, toddler daughter and two rambunctious terriers.
Ben is leading the Video Lab's Sandbox Team after serving as an executive producer during the development of Al Jazeera's AJ+, receiving a Knight grant to launch his own solutions journalism platform called The Last Graph and producing 360° VR video with SideXSide Productions. When he's not making drastic changes to his facial hair you can find him cycling around D.C. or daydreaming about the singularity.
Video Operations Manager
Connie comes to McClatchy after working at Al Jazeera Media Network, where she oversaw day-to-day functions of the Technical Operations department. She's a native of the D.C. area and graduate of Towson University, where she studied Electronic Media and Film. She enjoys playing in the Metropolitan Media Softball League as a mediocre catcher and more talented scorekeeper.
Motion Graphics Producer
Patrick joins us from the IMF where he worked as a Motion Graphic Artist, and before that he produced motion graphics for Common Sense Media in San Francisco. Some of the clients that he has worked with include the San Francisco Ballet, Google and the Boys and Girls Club. Patrick grew up painting, skateboarding and much of his free time is spent chasing his two kids around playgrounds.
Before McClatchy, Lindsay was a digital/online producer at FOX Sports and a video reporter/producer for Reuters Television in Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles. She also is the co-host and producer of Beyond the Microscope, a podcast that features the voices of women in STEM. She received her B.A. from Claremont McKenna College and earned her M.S. in Broadcast Journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern.
John was most recently a McClatchy Video Fellow, producing video stories for The Wichita Eagle and The Kansas City Star. He's worked as a producer on Reframe Iran. He holds a BA in International Studies from The University of Washington and a masters from Columbia Journalism School. John grew up in Seattle, speaks decent German and is a classically-trained violinist. He also likes to sing and won't say no to karaoke.
Video Business Development Analyst
Before joining McClatchy, Dez worked at CBS Radio, Aramark, the Associated Press and FDAnews. He also operated his own catering business for several years: he's learned his cooking makes people happy and keeps them quiet. Dez is a husband, a father, he has a couple of degrees from the University of Cincinnati, and he can't pass up any TV show about Bigfoot.
Branded Content Video Producer
Chris grew up in Kansas, but his career in broadcast television took him to Portland, Me., Baltimore and most recently San Francisco. There, he transitioned into the tech world, producing leadership and branded content videos for BrightTALK, a B2B demand generation platform. He also worked for a consumer product startup called Thync where he developed social media strategy and marketing materials for the app and social channels.
Alexa joins the team after freelancing for Reno.com and a bilingual website called Noticiero Movil. She also produced short documentaries in Belize and Trinidad and Tobago on behalf of the Pan American Development Foundation. Previously, Alexa was a videographer for Reno Public Radio and worked on News21's investigation on marijuana legalization. Alexa is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno and is originally from the Las Vegas area.
Talent Acquisition Specialist
Mary-Helen joins our ranks with an accomplished background in talent acquisition. Her recruiting experience includes gigs at NPR, Hogan Lovells US LLP and Huntbridge. Born and raised in Maryland, Mary-Helen's a die-hard Redskins fan and a self-proclaimed "beach bum" who loves to cook, roller skate and travel.
Interested in joining the Video Lab? Contact Mary-Helen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maureen comes to us from Montgomery Community Media, where she juggled many roles, including managing their website, social media channels and producing video for online and their public access TV channels. She previously worked at NPR and PBS. She's a graduate of American University and a Washington, D.C.-area native.
Eric joins McClatchy from The Hill, where he was a digital content producer—writing, aggregating video and producing multimedia content for the site. On the side, Eric freelanced at CSN Mid-Atlantic to hone his sports journalism skills. He's a graduate of the University of Maryland, and loves all things sports—particularly the Orioles, Ravens, and of course, the Terps.