David Annarino

Last updated on 10/01/16

• Two-time Emmy Award-winning Producer, Editor, Photojournalist. • 30+ Awards including four-time Broadcast Journalist of the Year. • 15+ Years TV Production and Broadcast Experience serving the government, military and private sector. • Streamlined several news products, savi… Read more


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Credits and Employment History

Department of the Navy – Norco, CA | Public Affairs/Multimedia Manager/Social Media Manager | 2016—Present
• Leads team of video producers/editors, photographers, designers, writers and historian
• Managing editor of magazine-style newsletter, writer, copy editor, creative director
• Acting director, managing all clients and public affairs for military base of 2500

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services – Baltimore, MD | Executive Producer/Editor | 2012—2016
• Lead producer of major campaign promoting launch of the Affordable Care Act's "Health Insurance Marketplace".
• Interprets clients needs, selects and hires appropriate crew and equipment and directs staff to completion.
• Facilitator and head of video content board, leading discussions between several department heads and project managers, building relationships, resources and video opportunities.
• Producer/Editor, collaborating with clients and contractors on a variety of complex television products.
• Simplifies policies into "plain English" to effectively reach American public through social media.
• Assists with camerawork, lighting, audio mixing, floor managing and all other aspects of studio production.

The Pentagon Channel – Fort Meade, MD | Producer/Senior Editor | 2011—2012
• Emmy Award for producing, editing and creative directing Armed Forces Boxing promo campaign.
• Senior Editor managing a department of contractors, service members, graphic artists and freelance editors.
• Advisor and liaison to management, providing creative input and guidance.
• Resolves administrative, technical and logistical issues.
• Producer/Editor for various entertainment and lifestyle programs, segments and promo campaigns.
• Creates policy, SOPs, researches new equipment and works in a client-driven environment.

Soldiers Radio and Television – Fort Meade, MD | Production Lead | 2011—2011
• Managed 12 Soldiers and Civilians during a transitional period at SRTV, the Army’s broadcast headquarters.
• Restructured staff into three rotating teams to efficiently produce product while improving quality, timeliness and morale.
• Assigned daily Television and Radio spots while supervising production of Army's half-hour flagship newscast.
• Approved all products before distributing to an audience of 50 million.
• Mentored staff on producing, writing, shooting and editing.
• Collaborated with various TV, magazine and web organizations to reach multiple platforms.

Soldiers Radio and Television – Arlington, VA | Senior Producer/Reporter/Photographer, Editor | 2008—Present
• Emmy Award for shooting, writing, producing and editing feature on homeless, drug addicted veteran in Philly.
• Streamlined three news products, cutting production time by an average of 50%.
• Negotiated a 55% discount on high-end online music library of 40,000 tracks, replacing a small, outdated CD library; significantly improving quality and efficiency.
• Conceptualized, researched and negotiated a solution to save taxpayers $25,000 a year in DVD distribution by offering full downloadable episodes online.
• Project Manager and Designer of $125,000 studio set. On extremely tight deadline: negotiated materials, selected colors and graphics, collaborated with external agencies, supervised construction and finalized set.
• Expanded web presence on social media sites, to include building a Facebook page for soliciting story leads. Result was a more credible online presence and dozens of leads in first few months.
• Mentored several broadcasters on story telling, planning, writing, shooting and editing - leading to multiple awards.
• Enterprised stories, coordinated travel, planned and maintained contacts and relationships worldwide.

The Pentagon Channel, Towne Group – Alexandria, VA | Creative Services Editor, AVID | 2004—2008
• Promoted to Creative Services Editor from news editor after ability was recognized.
• Creative Director of new half-hour news program: conceptualizing a unique interactive look, theme and format, new to military television. Trained producers and oversaw design of graphics, writing and production. Emmy Nominated.
• Met all deadlines with no supervision and exercised creative judgment of client scripts, often exceeding expectations.
• Expert sound mixing and sequencing for features, news, sports, documentaries, promos, PSAs and music videos.
• Collaborated with graphic artists, producers and editors, significantly improving the final product.

foto, Self-Employed – DuBois, PA | Photographer/Editor/Business Manager | 2003—2008
• Managed all business operations, including bookkeeping, advertising and building company website.
• Formed partnerships with local businesses and maintained relationships.
• Spearheaded and managed contests, photographed portraits, commercial images and weddings.
• Negotiated rates and managed customer service.

The White House, Skehan Communications – Washington, DC | Master Control, AVID Editor | 2002-2003
• Provided direct audio/visual support to the President, Vice-President, First Family and White House Staff
• Edited President’s Weekly Radio Address to include Spanish translation procedures, distributing nationally.
• Monitored daily news for stories of interest, compiling highlights for review by the President and Cabinet.
• Recorded, monitored, distributed and catalogued Administration events with support to National Archives.
• Coordinated with President’s video field teams to capture audiovisual events.

Fox 8 & ABC 23 – Johnstown, PA | Reporter/Videographer/Editor | 2002
• Shot, produced and edited multiple stories daily, under extremely tight deadlines on a wide range of topics.
• Made important, accurate, unsupervised decisions in the field and for live programming.
• Researched and organized news and feature stories: monitored police scanners, coordinated shoots, maintained relationships and reacted quickly to breaking news.

Fox 8 & ABC 23 – Johnstown, PA | Promotions Producer | 2001
• Managed promotions of two stations simultaneously.
• Planned, wrote, shot and edited promotional products and spots for events and programming.
• Tracked demographics and aired products accordingly.

U.S. Marine Corps, Navy/Marine Corps News – Washington, DC | Combat Correspondent | 1996-2000
• Received 21 Broadcasting Awards in first 3 years in industry. Broadcast Journalist of the Year two years in a row.
• Reporter, Producer, Editor, Anchor for half-hour news magazine, developing features and short documentaries.
• Directed videographers, interviewed athletes, celebrities and high-ranking international officials.
• Anchored, floor directed and operated studio equipment.

Industry Awards

(2) Emmy Awards - National Capitol Chesapeake Bay (2010, 2012)

(1) Promax BDA “Muse” Award - North America (2006)

(2) Telly Awards (2014)

(7) Marine Corps Merit Awards including Broadcast Journalist of the Year (1998,1999)

(6) Thomas Jefferson Awards including DoD Broadcast Journalist of the Year (2010)

(3) Defense Media Activity Awards including Broadcast Journalist of the Year (2010)

(3) Navy Chief of Information Merit Awards (1999)

(2) Videographer Awards of Excellence (2000)

(2) Communicator Awards (2000)

(2) Navy Achievement Medals for Outstanding Television Production (1999, 2000)

(1) Army Achievement Medal (Civilian Service) for Outstanding Television Production (2009)

(1) Special Act Award for Outstanding coverage of an event (2010)

(1) Department of Defense Visual Information Award (2000)

(1) Keith L. Ware Journalism Award (2010)


Howard Community College – Columbia, MD | Associates Degree - General Studies | Estimated May 2015

Defense Information School – Fort Meade, MD | Certificate – Broadcast/Journalism/Public Affairs | 1997

Maine Media Workshop - Rockport, ME | Certificate - Digital Cinematography | 2013

National Press Photographers Association Workshop - Oklahoma City, OK and Arlington, VA | Video Storytelling | 1998, 2010, 2011