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Summary

    I am a high school tech-prep multimedia instructor, former college instructor, and award-winning broadcast professional. I began my teaching career in 2006 after ten years at WJET-TV in Erie, PA, where I started as a sports intern and eventually became sports director.  I held other positions at WJET including news photographer and news reporter.    I am a four-time Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters Award winner, earning honors for week-long coverage of Super Bowl XL in Detroit, and for a half-hour special covering the PGA Nationwide Tour Lake Erie Classic.  I teamed up with my wife, Karla Mullenax, to win PABs for a pair of documentaries:  one on minor league baseball in Pennsylvania: "Take Me Out to the Ballgame: A Nine Inning Tour of Pennsylvania," and another, "Is My TV Going Away?", a documentary on the transition to digital television. The WQLN productions aired on PBS affiliates throughout Pennsylvania.

  I continue to freelance as a sports reporter for various media outlets covering high school, college and professional sports. I have also worked with Fox Sports Pittsburgh as a sideline reporter and with the IMAGE Sports Network doing color commentary and play-by-play.   I have produced and edited college marketing videos, college recruiting videos for high school athletes, individual tribute videos, promotional videos for inventors, restaurants, and law enforcement.

Awards

Teaching

  • 2015 Guided students to SkillsUSA Ohio Bronze Medal
  • 2015 Guided students to 1st & 2nd place finish in County-wide Drug awareness PSA contest
  • 2013 Guided students to 1st Place finish in Ohio Attorney General Video Contest
  • 2011 Guided students to SkillsUSA Ohio Gold Medal and 6th Place National finish in TV/Video Production
  • 2010 Guided students to SkillsUSA Ohio Gold Medal and 5th place National finish in Video Product Development; and an Ohio Bronze Medal in TV/Video Production
  • 2008, 2007 Guided students to SkillsUSA Ohio Gold Medals in TV/Video Production
  • 2008 Guided students to two SportsTime Ohio B.U.M.P. Awards
  • 2008 Students placed third in Taylor Publishing National Competition

Television- Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters Awards (PAB)

  • 2009 Outstanding Public Affairs Program- Co-hosted documentary "Is My TV Going Away?" about the Nation's transition to digital television.
  • 2006 PGA Nationwide Tour Half Hour Special on the Peek'n Peak Classic
  • 2005 Judges Merit - Week-long coverage of Super Bowl XL in Detroit
  • 2004 Best Documentary - co-wrote and co-hosted, “Take Me Out to the Ballgame: A Nine Inning Tour of Pennsylvania"

Personal

  • 2008 Young Erie Professionals Gen-E Honoree

Portfolio

Work History

Sep 2005Present

Multimedia Instructor

Ashtabula County Technical and Career Campus

Instruct high school students in a two-year, Tech Prep Multimedia program at Pymatuning Valley High School.Developed the start-up program teaching students various aspects of the media- creating, designing, and producing digitally generated and computer-enhanced multimedia products and services that are used in business, entertainment, education, and communication industries.

Guided students to Ohio SkillsUSA State Championship and SkillsUSA National Conference in 2007, 2008, 2010 & 2011.

2006Present

Owner/Writer/Producer/Editor/Videographer

Wludyga Video Productions

Created a variety of promotional videos for businesses and organizations including: Matthew’s Trattoria, Hezco Innovative Products, Kress & Associates, Ursuline College and the Andover United Methodist Church. Produced and edited high school football highlights for Ashtabula Lakeside High School and recruiting videos for individual players from various schools in a variety of sports.

Sep 2013Present

Sports Reporter

WKKY Country 104.7

Write, research, produce and voice weekly high school football updates covering 28 teams in Northeast Ohio.

Jan 2011May 2012

Adjunct Instructor

Gannon University

"TV/Radio Performance" Instruct students in the skills of basic broadcast performance ranging from announcing to news reporting and anchoring to interview formats.

20072012

Sports Anchor/Reporter

WJET-TV

Write, Produce, videotape, edit, and anchor sportscasts on a fill-in basis.

20072011

Color Commentator/Play by Play Announcer

IMAGE Sports Network

Prepare game notes and announce high school, college and professional games for local and regional TV and the Internet.

Sep 2008Dec 2010

Adjunct Communications Instructor

"Media, Power & Culture" instructor in lecture/discussion format. Course explores aspects of the media industry, its impact on culture and the impact our culture has on the media.

"Video I" Taught students the basics of videotaping and editing, including camera movements, and producing news stories and commercials.

2008

Host/Writer

WQLN-TV

Co-hosted a documentary explaining the nation’s transition from analog to digital television. The documentary earned a Pennsyvania Association of Broadcasters Award for Outstanding Public Affairs progrm. It was broadcast on Public TV stations throughout Pennsylvania.

2004

Wrote, co-hosted and produced the 60-minute documentary “Take Me Out to the Ballgame: A Nine Inning Tour of Pennsylvania,” which won Best Documentary of 2005 from the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters.

Mar 1999Jul 2006

Sports Director

WJET-TV

Wrote, produced, videotaped, edited, and anchored sportscasts for four shows daily.  Earned two Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters Awards while overseeing all aspects of the sports department, including editorial decisions and scheduling.

19981999

News Reporter

WJET-TV

Wrote, videotaped, edited and presented various news assignments.

19961998

News Videographer

WJET-TV

Videotaped, edited various news events.

19951998

Commentator/Production Assistant

WVCC-FM

Broadcasted high school football and basketball games.  Wrote and edited commercials.

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