Barbara Nevins Taylor
Barbara Nevins Taylor is an Emmy-winning investigative reporter. She has won 19 Emmy Awards and more than 50 journalism honors during her career, including a “Laurel” from the Columbia Journalism Review.
As an investigative reporter Barbara has pursued stories that make a difference in the lives of individuals and the community. Her reports have earned praise, generated government action and helped send people to prison.
Long before the current financial crisis, Barbara exposed flaws in the mortgage lending and banking system.
In 1990's Barbara’s investigation of widespread real estate and banking fraud that victimized first-time homebuyers and cheated a government-insured loan program not only won awards, it sparked a United States Senate hearing, and crackdowns by HUD, the New York State Attorney General, The New York State Banking Department, and the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs.
Barbara is a native New Yorker who understands the importance of economic and social issues that are of vital daily concern. The alumni of The City College of New York awarded her the prestigious Townsend Harris Medal in recognition of her outstanding achievements. In May, Barbara was named to The City College Communications Alumni Hall of Fame.
Her work has been repeatedly honored by the Associated Press, The Society of Professional Journalists in both New York and New Jersey, The Newswomen's Club of New York, New Jersey Broadcasters Association and the New York Society of Silurians in New York City.
Barbara Nevins Taylor has worked as a television correspondent for more than twenty-five years. Before taking a hiatus from reporting in 1991 to devote attention to a foster child, she was a longtime correspondent for WCBS-TV where she won acclaim for her perceptive reporting. Previously, she was the chief political correspondent at WAGA in Atlanta, Georgia. She began her TV reporting career at WHNT in Huntsville, Alabama and went on to work as an anchor and reporter at WKYT in Lexington, Kentucky.
Barbara has contributed to The New York Times Op-Ed page, writing about issues affecting young people in New York City. Her writing has also focused on issues of concern to parents and women, and has appeared in national magazines. She has written a book called Beautiful Skin of Color, with doctors Jeanine Downie and Fran Cook-Bolden, published by ReganBooks, which evolved from her television reports.
Barbara is a Trustee of The Community Service Society of New York. She has been a foster mother and a mentor to many children.
Barbara is married to writer and Authors Guild past President Nick Taylor, author of 12 non-fiction books including,"American-Made:The Enduring Legacy of the WPA;When Roosevelt Put the Nation to Work," "The Inventor, the Nobel Laureate and the 30-Year Patent War," as well as "John Glenn, A Memoir." Barbara is a black belt in full contact, traditional Japanese karate and she practices yoga.
TVRA 4728 Television News Reporting - Monday 9:30am - 2:00pm
Julianna Forlano is the creator, host, and producer of the acclaimed political news parody series, ABSURDITY TODAY! on DirectTVand Dish Network’s FSTV. It is part of The Young Turks Online Network and is also aired on WBAI radio in New York City and The Progressive Voices Radio Network. (Archives: www.AbsurdityToday.com).
Ms. Forlano is a popular guest commentator on some of today's favorite TV and radio programs including Huffpost Live, The Alyona Show, Progressive Voices Radio, Blog Talk Radio, Revolution Boston Radio Network and more.
As a speaker and performer, Ms. Forlano has a reputation for consistently delivering intelligent, socially relevant, insightful and funny commentary on stage and on air. Named Funniest Comic by Reader’s Digest, her list of notable performances includes being the featured speaker and humorist at Barack Obama’s Official Inaugural Ball as well as appearing in NYC at the Friar’s Club, The Daily Show and Friends Show, Netroots Nation Conferences, and The 92nd Street Y Tribecca.
A contributing writer for CrooksandLiars.com, and TheContributor.com, Julianna Forlano’s writing can also be seen in the Chicago Sun Times, in the book Letters to President Obama and in other outlets.
She earned her BA in Philosophy from Colgate University and holds an MSW with a focus on Public Policy from New York University. Ms. Forlano teaches Media Ethics, Broadcast Journalism Ethics, Writing For Television, Radio, and New Media, Comedy Scriptwriting and Media Studies Courses in the Department of Television & Radio at Brooklyn College and in the Department of Radio, Television, and Film at Hofstra University. She currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.
TVRA 2616 TV/Radio Writing - Tuesday and Thursday 2:15pm-3:30pm
Niki Bhattacharya is currently working as the Director of Operations of the new MFA program in Social Documentary Film at the School of Visual Arts. Prior to joining the School of Visual Arts she worked on the production staff at Show of Force, a New York based non-fiction production company. Niki is an adjunct lecturer in the Television and Radio department at Brooklyn College and is involved in numerous freelance production projects.
Niki received a Bachelor of Science degree in Radio-Television and Film Communications from The University of Texas at Austin and her Master of Fine Arts degree in Television and Radio Production from Brooklyn College of The City University of New York.
Amanda Perez received an Emmy Award in 2005 from the New York Chapter of the National Television Academy for a short segment she reported and produced for Transit Transit News Magazine, the television program of the Metropolitan Transit Authority
TVRA 2420 Sight/Sound/Motion: Basic Production Theories and Techniques - Friday 3:40pm - 6:20pm
TVRA 3841 Elements of Mulitmedia Design and Production - Friday 11:00am-3:30pm