Staff

 
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Kyle Bozeman 
Television Manager

A veteran of more than 34 years in broadcasting, Kyle Bozeman has experience across the board in radio and television operations, news and production. He has produced thousands of commercial, promotional and public service announcements, television programs, direct-to-video and feature length productions, and has shot and directed programs in locations throughout North America. In addition, Bozeman has served in production and creative leadership positions in television stations in Mississippi and Alabama. In addition to his work in the broadcast industry and education, Bozeman has published a number of articles on video production in national magazines and journals, provides consulting service in the areas of video production, advertising and promotion, is frequently called upon to judge video, news and advertising competitions, and to speak on similar subjects. Bozeman holds the Bachelor's Degree in Broadcast Journalism from Troy University and the Master of Arts in Mass Communication from Auburn University. He returned to TROY to teach in 1996 and was named Television Manager for TrojanVision in 1998.


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Jeff Herring
Producer / Director

Jeff joined TrojanVision (then TSU-TV) in the spring of 1995 by volunteering and later becoming the Production Assistant. With a love and extensive understanding of comptuers and grahical 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 the Weekend 6 & 10 news for WTVY in Dothan. In 1998 he returned full time to Troy University and TrojanVision. Today, as the Producer/Director, Jeff is in charge of the production aspects of TrojanVision News as well as other video production needs of the University. 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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Aaron Taylor
Television Production Coordinator

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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Chris Hoopes
Television Engineer 

Chris Hoopes grew up in Quitman, Georgia where his dad was the proprietor of the local radio station. After completing the Broadcast Engineering Institute in Sarasota, Florida, and obtaining a First Class Radio Telephone Operator License from the Federal Communication Commission. His first job as a television engineer was at WCTV Thomasville, Tallahassee in 1973. Other television stations he worked for over the years include KVIQ, Eureka, California. WGGS-TV Greenville-Spartanburg, South Carolina. WUFT University of Florida in Gainesville. WVGA-TV44 in Valdosta, Georgia. WJCL in Savanah, Georgia. WGSE-TV43, as Chief Engineer in Myrtle beach, South Carolina. WFXL-Fox31 as Chief Engineer in Albany, Georgia. WPXC, the PAX network station out of Brunswick, Georgia, as Chief Engineer. Alabama Public Broadcasting as Director of Engineering out of Birmingham, Alabama. Boise State radio network, as Chief Engineer Western division at Boise State University in Boise, Idaho.


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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.