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Aaron Taylor

Television Manager

Aaron graduated from Troy University in 2000 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. After spending some time working for CBS affiliate WAKA in Montgomery, Alabama Aaron returned to his Alma Mater where he has worked with the TrojanVision News Department ever since. Aaron worked for TSU-TV, as TrojanVision was known back then, as a reporter and anchor when he was a student. He was named "Best News Anchor" by the Alabama Associated Press in 2001. In addition to his duties managing the TrojanVision News Department, Aaron hosts the Trojan Talk public affairs segment that airs on the TrojanVision Nightly News. Aaron is a big Trojan sports fan and considers Troy the only college team of interest in the state. Aaron is originally from Montgomery, Alabama but now happily calls Troy his home.

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Jeff Herring

Executive Producer

After getting lost on the way to the library as a Computer Science major, Jeff joined TROY TrojanVision (then TSU-TV) in the spring of 1995 by volunteering and later becoming the Production Assistant. With a love and extensive understanding of computers and graphical editing, he has helped transform the graphical and technical side of the station to what we have today. During his senior year at Troy State, Jeff was also directing and technical directing the Weekend 6 & 10 news for WTVY in Dothan. In 1998 he returned full time to Troy University and TROY TrojanVision. In 2001, Jeff graduated from Troy University with his master's degree in Strategic Communication. Today, as the Executive Producer, Jeff is in charge of the production aspects of TROY TrojanVision News as well as other video production needs of the University. Jeff is also an Adjunct professor teaching Television Studio courses  to TROY's junior and senior Broadcast Journalism majors. Jeff has won numerous awards including Associated Press: "Best Coverage of a Planned Event", and has helped TROY TrojanVision win numerous awards regionally as well as nationally.

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Paige Ray

TV Production Coordinator

Paige Ray is a proud Troy University alumna. She graduated from Troy in 2019 with a Bachelor's Degree in Broadcast Journalism while working at WDHN in Dothan, Alabama. She later graduated from Troy with a Master's Degree in Strategic Communication. Paige has worked in Alabama, Colorado, and Tennessee. She has served as a main evening anchor, MMJ, managing editor, producer, and digital reporter. She now serves as Troy's TV Production Coordinator and an adjunct professor. She lives in Troy with her husband, dog, and cat..

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Buddy Johnson 

Director: Broadcast & Digital Network

Buddy Johnson, a native of Pensacola, Florida, is a 45+ year broadcast veteran. He began his career at WTBF-AM in Troy as a part-time announcer/Account Executive. After graduation from TROY with a B.A. in Music he served as an Account Executive, on-air personality and sportscaster at WKMX-FM in Enterprise and later at WHBB-WTUN Radio in Selma. In 1979 he moved into television where he worked at WSLA-TV, Selma (now WAKA-TV), as an Account Executive and on-air as a weatherman. Buddy also worked in Regional Sales at WEAR-TV in the Mobile/Pensacola market before assisting in the start-up of WDFX-TV in Dothan where he worked as National Sales Manager. In 1997 he assisted in the start-up of WTBF-FM. He served as National Sales Manager at WRJM-TV from 2000 until 2008 when he joined his alma mater, Troy University, as Director of Troy's Broadcast and Digital Network.