TAMPA, Fla. (September 23, 2015) – WUSF Public Media is pleased to welcome two University of South Florida (USF) alumni as new staff members to its television production team, Victoria Plechac-Diaz and Jeff Scolaro.
Plechac-Diaz and Scolaro will work alongside the production staff on program development and production, supporting the station’s overall mission to provide the best public broadcasting content available to viewers.
Plechac-Diaz is a University of South Florida graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Arts and Communication. She has been working with the WUSF TV production team for more than a year in professional services. She now becomes a full-time associate producer at the station.
Scolaro is also a University of South Florida graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Arts and Communication. He will work as a lighting grip at the station, and brings over 15 years of experience in the TV production industry as a videographer and director of photography.
“We pride ourselves in having USF alumni work at WUSF Public Media,” said JoAnn Urofsky, General Manager of WUSF Public Media. “WUSF was part of their education and training in broadcasting, and now we will benefit from their joining our organization full time.”
WUSF TV features educational and entertainment programs for adults and children on four broadcast channels. Its main channel, WUSF TV, broadcasts programs for adults that include public affairs, science, nature, travel and drama. WUSF Kids is a 24/7 children’s channel devoted to the highest quality of educational children’s programming.
In addition to WUSF productions, Plechac-Diaz and Scolaro will also work for IntellisMedia, a department of WUSF that includes video and audio production, creative services and engineering services for major local companies and organizations.
“We are delighted to have Victoria and Jeff join our dynamic and creative production team,” said WUSF TV Director of Production Jorge Cunha. “They each have the ideal background skills and talents to join our group, and they come from the USF family.”
About WUSF Public Media
WUSF Public Media is a comprehensive media organization that provides media services to the community and businesses through public broadcasting and multi-media production services. Licensed to the University of South Florida, WUSF Public Media serves the public interest through programming, educational outreach and community partnerships. For more information, visit www.wusf.org.