At Palomar College, we tell students how important internships are. It is being in the right place at the right time. That’s Gregg’s story. He studied Radio & TV at the University of Arizona in Tucson. The last semester of his senior year, he interned at the CBS affiliate station for a show called PM Magazine, a unique combination of local and national programming.
Around the time of graduation, being in the right place paid off. Gregg was hired as a production assistant for PM Magazine. His very first job was traveling the state doing feature stories; a pretty nice gig. Gregg became photographer and field producer for the show. Following the run of the show, Gregg moved to San Diego to begin working in the news business at KGTV.
After a short stint on the assignment desk, Gregg became producer of the medical segment “Staying Healthy” with Carol LeBeau. Together, they made “Staying Healthy” one of the most popular franchises in San Diego. After 16 years, Gregg became the victim of the broadcasting trend of downsizing. During his tenure at KGTV, Gregg worked freelance on the side. In addition to producing numerous corporate videos and doing press video for Starlight Theater, Gregg co-produced the show “Living with Diabetes”, seen nationally on Lifetime Medical and CNBC. From there, he produced an educational home video series on diabetes and a children’s educational video series. He also produced a regional TV show for St. Mary Medical Center in Long Beach.
Then in 1999, Gregg discovered the class room, where he began teaching production at Palomar College. It was love at first sight. He then went to work full-time for the Radio and TV department, overseeing its production facility, along with teaching. Gregg was inspired to go back to school and earn his Master’s degree. Today, he teaches introduction to video production and Electronic Journalism, overseeing the award-winning, student-produced show “North County News”. Gregg and his colleagues at Palomar are preparing students for the broadcasting industry, encouraging them to do internships so they, too, can be in the right place at the right time. And it’s working–dozens of Palomar students have landed their first job right here in San Diego.
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