K = Knowledgeability C = Clarity of Response P = Politeness N = Nominated for Expert of the Month
|2012-10-06||jon||Question from the TV||10||10||10||No||THANK YOU so much. Really appreciate the great help here.|
|2011-04-11||Alexis||Journalism Class||10||10||10||Yes||Lol you made me laugh ! Thank yuh very much :)|
|2010-11-23||Sky||Demo reel||10||10||10||No||Randy - Thanks so much for taking the time to give me such a thoughtful and complete response. I appreciate your compliments and encouragement too. I am really going to follow your advice and my motto is also, "Never Give Up." I won't... until I make it in this industry! Best regards, Sky|
|2009-12-01||Demetri||Tv news staff.||10||10||10||No||Mr. Hansen is a very great help. He goes an extra ten miles.|
|2009-11-24||Demetri||Tv news staff.||10||10||10||No||Mr. Hansen is very knowlegeable and extremely helpful|
|2009-03-02||mary||News reader||10||10||10||No||Thnaks Randy, I am an expat from Indian and pretty interested to be a news readerin Singapore.As suggested by you, i would check,however please let me know if you have any further inputs|
|2009-02-03||Brian||Television/Broadcasting||10||10||10||Yes||Wow this was very helpful. Thanks a lot. That helps a lot. And thanks for answering so quickly and throughly.|
|2007-08-16||Ron||salaries||10||10||10||Yes||I agree with you how it is the PEOPLE reading the news who MAKE the news. Ron and Carrie have been a team for over 20 years and everyone seems to love them. Right here in little old Syracuse. They have chemistry together and that is why I watch that station rather than the other local ones. Thanks!|
|2007-08-14||Gary Fa||TV expert||10||10||10||Yes||Exactly what I needed. Thanks Randy.|
|2007-01-25||Dan||TV News and Ads||10||10||10||Yes||Thanks for a thorough answer.|
|2006-12-06||Cara||I have a question||10||10||10||No||Thank you very much for your help, these tips will not only help me on my paper but help me for the future. Thanks again, Cara|
|2006-10-16||Kim||Another news question||10||10||10||Yes||Huge help once again! Thank you!|
|2005-12-29||Kim||research question||10||10||10||Yes||THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!|
|2004-11-11||amber||transcriptionist||10||10||10||No||thank you so much for the great advice that is really cool that you guys set up web sites like these to help peolpe out well im gald you got there mabey i will one day>> thanks again >> starr|
|2004-11-11||Meg||producer question||10||10||10||No||thank you so much for the great advice that is really cool that you guys set up web sites like these to help peolpe out well im gald you got there mabey i will one day>> thanks again >> starr|
|2004-04-01||christi||finding a job||10||10||10||Yes|
I can answer almost all questions regarding careers in the world of local television news. Positions such as photographer, reporter, assignment desk, producer and management. I also have lesser knowledge in the production end of things- positions such as director, technical director, studio camera operator and promotions. I know a little about these positions, but not the extent as I do in regards to the news gathering folks. Also, you don't have to limit your questions to only careers. I've answered questions about news gathering gear, management position descriptions, reporter personality types, etc. for novelists, screenwriters and the just plain curious.
I have been a photographer, producer and Chief photographer for over 22 years in both small and large markets. As a teacher and manager, I'm often called upon to answer questions regarding careers, skills and requirements of the television news profession. I can easily answer questions regarding job searches, getting your foot in the door and educational requirements as well as lesser known tips and tricks for researching your perfect station.
B.A., Radio, Television, Film- San Jose State University
Masters, College of 20 years in the trenches!
BA- San Jose State University