John Mays

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John Mays

John is currently the President of the Suncoast Regional Chapter of NATAS and in his second term as a National Trustee. He’s been involved with the chapter since 1993 when he was elected to the Board of Governors.

John has held multiple positions within the Suncoast Chapter of NATAS, including Chair of the Outside Judging Committee, the Expansion Committee, Co-chair and Chair of the Emmy Awards, and most recently, 1st Vice President. He was co-producer of the Suncoast Regional Emmy Awards from 1994-2004, and has produced/directed the Awards since 2005. Along with receiving the Governor’s Award in 2014 and Silver Circle Award in 2010, he’s received 4 Emmy nominations for his work on the Miami Dolphins pre-season telecast produced by CBS 4.

John is the Production Manager for WFOR-CBS4 and WBFS MY33 and has been with the organization for 19 years in various positions. Along with his Production Manager responsibilities, he is the Executive Producer for the Miami Dolphins Preseason telecast. Prior to working in Miami, John was a Director/TD in West Palm Beach at WPEC and WPTV.
In 1981, he started his television career as a production assistant in Fort Myers at WBBH and within eight months he was directing his first newscast.