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Executive Director , .............................. Michael Max Knobbe

Michael Max Knobbe is an innovative community leader, media visionary, and exemplar social entrepreneur. Since 2002 Mr. Knobbe has served as Executive Director of BronxNet, the borough’s public access television station and community media center. In that position he is responsible for the overall success of many initiatives including:

  • Overseeing public access resources and services including a training program that provides thousands of Bronx residents with hands-on production skills, state-of-the-art equipment access and a number of channels for producers to air their programs
  • Guiding the production of hundreds of television programs that serve the public interest including award winning ultra local content that connects the Bronx to the world and builds community development through media
  • Hands-on media production training for high school and college students that contributes to workforce development along with the premiere of a brand new channel by, for, and about young people
  • Spearheading the launch of two new channels, making BronxNet the first Public Access Organization in the nation to telecast on six channels that serve as outlets for the programs produced by Bronx residents, television professionals, and students
  • Helping Bronx organizations and community leaders maximize their reach through partnerships and features on BronxNet programs

Producing dynamic arts programming is part of Mr. Knobbe’s constitution and commitment, working with internationally and locally celebrated artists and performers. Programs such as the award winning series ¡Bronx Live!, the documentary Migration: The Puerto Rican Experience, the culinary adventure Bronx Flavor, and the fast-paced urban Comedy Rhumba have all been telecast locally and regionally. The Emmy nominated docu-concert BomPlenazo shot on the stages of Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture and the Bronx focuses on Afro-Caribbean music from Puerto Rico and NYC, and resonates with audiences in a universal way. Mr. Knobbe produced and executive-produced programs that have been recognized with industry awards including: CableACE Awards, more than a score of Telly Awards, four Emmy Award nominations and two Emmy Award wins.

Mr. Knobbe continues to be a leader in the effort to enhance public access to 21st Century technology and media. As a Co-Founder of the Alliance for Community Media’s New York State Chapter, he works with heads of other access centers to keep leaders and organizations around the state and the nation informed about the public access needs of the people.

Mr. Knobbe has a production background and taught as an adjunct professor, teaching Digital Moviemaking and the History of Cinema at Lehman College. He is a graduate of the Bronx HS of Science and has a Masters in Fine Arts from Lehman College and B.A. in Studio Art and World History from Drew University.

Born and raised in the Bronx, Mr. Knobbe is also an advocate for health and fitness, encouraging Bronxites and others, through media and other means, to live healthy lives.

As a result of Mr. Knobbe’s efforts, working along with others – more and more – BronxNet and other public access stations are being credited for the positive role they play in keeping people connected with their communities and the world.

Executive Director

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Executive Director , .............................. Michael Max Knobbe

Michael Max Knobbe is an innovative community leader, media visionary, and exemplar social entrepreneur. Since 2002 Mr. Knobbe has served as Executive Director of BronxNet, the borough’s public access television station and community media center. In that position he is responsible for the overall success of many initiatives including:

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Director of Development and Training

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Director of Development and Training....................... Audrey Duncan

Audrey Duncan, BronxNet Director of Development and Training has been with BronxNet since the station went on air in1993. Ms. Duncan is responsible for development and training activities including:

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Public Access Programming Manager

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Public Access Programming Manager........................ David Jenkins Jr.

David Jenkins, Jr. brings to BRONXNET 20 years of experience in Studio and field television production. A graduate of the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore, David is an experienced independent producer and studio manager. He is currently, manager of the program department, which controls and administers four public access channels on Cablevision channels (67, 68, 69 and 70) and six public access channels on Verizon (33, 34, 35, 36, 37 and 38).

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Finance and Business Affairs

Chief of Engineering

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Chief of Engineering.............................................. Keith Brown

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Production Manager

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Production Manager, .............................. Marcelo Mendez

Marcelo Mendez is an experienced Production Manager with a strong background in camera work and editing. He handles all phases of television production from pre-planning through post-production. A member of the esteemed Explorer’s Club his work has taken him all over the world. Marcelo is as comfortable in the studio as in the field, where he shoots on land, in the sea and in the air. Managing people and helping them achieve their best work is his forte.

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IT Administrator

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IT Administrator ............................... George Areizaga

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IT Coordinator

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IT Coordinator...................................................... Tony Ramivez

Mr. Ramirez serves as Information Technology Coordinator for Bronxnet.  His duties include training high school and college students participating in BronxNet?s internship program, helping them to obtain the hands-on experience needed in the Information Technology Field.

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Youth Media Coordinator

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Youth Media Coordinator, .............................. Marisa White

Marisa M. White worked for many years in live news production with an emphasis on directing. As Youth Media Coordinator she recruits, trains and places college and high school students in internships at BronxNet Television. She is currently producing the new youth show OPEN 2.0, along with talented Bronx high school students. Marisa also teaches television production for Lehman College. She believes building skills, self-esteem and confidence in young people is essential in helping students achieve their life’s goals.

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Accounting Dept

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Accounting Dept..................................... DaeHoon Chung

For the past nine years, as Bronxnet’s Accountant, Mr. Chung is actively involved with the day-to-day accounting operations of the company. His current responsibilities include: payroll preparation, daily bookkeeping maintenance, providing administrative support, performing all the accounting functions of the company. Through his expertise, high degree of initiative, analytical skills and work ethic, Mr. Chung has proven himself to be an invaluable asset to Bronxnet by positively contributing to the goals of the company.

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Public Access Programming Assistant

Training Coordinator/Associate Producer

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Training Coordinator/Associate Producer, ............................ Shaun Lilly

While an undergraduate at Johnson C. Smith University, Shaun started interning at bronxnet community television in the creative services department in 2005. This relationship would lead him to later joining the bronxnet team as a studio coordinator, reporter and videographer in 2007. Now Shaun is continuing to expand his knowledge by freelancing in various places in studio and working as Marketing Assistant. Shaun wants people to not limit themselves to push for excellence not just success.

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Arts Coordinator

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Arts Coordinator................................................ Christina Pagan

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