Chuck Emmert, Trustee
For more than 34 years, Chuck Emmert has been on the leading edge of the digital ‘videojournalist’ revolution. During this time, he has advocated for creating critical viewers, and taking the art of storytelling to the masses. His work has included: The complete conversion of a photojournalist staff in one of the nations leading television news markets to a storytelling tour de force, with the team garnering over 100 Emmy® Awards in the process. Emmert has been the principle videographer on overseas documentary projects including segments in hostile areas like North Korea. Emmert is credited with pilot Jerry Foster in pioneering helicopter news coverage in the country’s first live airborne camera platform, SKY-12. He is also the founder of Chuck Emmert Productions, a global storytelling company, with dozens of projects working with clients large and small (1987-2013). In partnership with the Arizona Game and Fish Department, he hosted the Arizona Wildlife Views TV show, directing a team of Emmy-award winning storytellers to celebrate the diverse native animal life in the desert southwest.
He has implemented the storytelling-driven programming philosophy with know99 Television in Phoenix, Arizona, a youth and education orientated cable channel. At know99, Emmert has perfected his video mentoring program, creating an advanced videography curriculum for gifted high school and college student video journalists. Emmert is in the classroom as well, serving as adjunct professor in videography with the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communication.
Emmert has been married to Patty Emmert since 1984 with three children. Chuck also enjoys bicycling, tennis, food and music.