Wendy Blom | Executive Director | director@SCATVsomerville.org
Wendy Blom came to SCATV as Executive Director in 2004, after working at access centers in Lowell (LTC) and Boston (BNN). She has an MA in Mass Communications from Emerson College, and an MA in Theater and Dance from the University of Colorado. Wendy enjoys skiing, hiking, travel, and learning to play the electric base guitar. She is married with two adult children.
Erica Jones | Membership & Outreach Coordinator | programming@SCATVsomerville.org
As the Membership and Outreach Coordinator, some primary responsibilities include marketing, event coordination, member retention and support, facilitating community productions including the monthly SCATV program – Hello Neighbor as well as other special collaborations like digital storytelling programs and issue-based topics impacting the Somerville community.
Background: A native to Upstate NY, Erica has created a home here in the ‘Ville and has grown extremely enthusiastic with her work at SCATV. Studying and producing media is a passion of hers, and since beginning her career in 2009 with public access TV she has developed a better understanding of grassroots, community media and its significant role in our technologically-driven society. She believes through the use of media, social change can take place, which can offer a glimpse into the injustices and uniqueness of many communities.
Ben Morrow | Programming and Youth Media Coordinator, and Radio Manager | membership@SCATVsomerville.org
My name is Ben and I’m the new Programming and Youth Media Coordinator here at SCATV! Before this I completed two years of AmeriCorps finishing at the Intel Computer Clubhouse mentoring youth in media and technology. Having just moved to Somerville I am looking forward to getting to know this great city. I love anything video related and can’t wait to meet everyone at SCATV. You can find me at the front desk or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Miguel Rivas | Operations Coordinator | studio@SCATVsomerville.org
Miguel Rivas has twenty years of video production and broadcast TV experience. He has worked at Higher Dreams Productions in Boston, WFXT Fox 25, WUNI Univision, Radio Television Dominicana, and Access Framingham. Miguel grew up and attended college in the Dominican Republic. He is looking forward to using his Spanish language skills to help Somerville’s Latino community use SCATV’s facilities, and to helping SCATV members improve the quality of their productions.
Jane Regan | Somerville Neighborhood News Director | news@SCATVsomerville.org
Regan is director of Somerville Neighborhood News (SNN), a bimonthly TV newscast and multimedia website – www.somervilleneighborhoodnews.org – that is powered by community volunteers, student reporters and SCATV staff.
Background: An investigative journalist and filmmaker, Regan is former executive director of SCATV (2000-2002) and has also lived and worked in Haiti for much of the past two decades. Her work has been featured by the Miami Herald, Associated Press Television News, PBS, BBC, Inter Press Service and numerous other outlets. Over the past three decades, Regan has also produced or co-produced three award-winning documentaries. A contributor to several books, she has taught investigative journalism and other courses at three universities and has co-founded and served as editor/coordinator for three newsrooms, one in Somerville, Massachusetts, and two in Haiti.