German Submarine Activity on Georgia Coast During WWII
Aug 21, 2018 12:00 PM
John Weatherford, Pres, Weatherford Communications
German Submarine Activity on Georgia Coast During WWII
John Weatherford, President of Weatherford Communications and Executive Producer with Broadcast Solutions, is an Emmy and Telly award-winning producer with over 40 years of creative work in radio, television, audio and digital media.  John’s current work includes producing, writing, researching and narrating documentaries as well as selected projects for domestic and international clients.
From 2004 to 2015, John served first as Senior Vice President and General Manager and then as Chief Operating Officer for Public Broadcasting Atlanta (WABE-FM and WPBA-TV/30).  Prior to joining PBA, John founded and operated Weatherford Communications, Weatherford Television and a group of related companies for 15 years.  Educational programming produced by Weatherford companies has been seen across the U.S., via satellite and PBS stations.
Before founding Weatherford Communications, John was a reporter, anchor, producer and executive producer for Atlanta CBS affiliate WAGA-TV for 15 years.  He was Executive Producer of the Local Programming Department at WAGA during the PM Magazine years and was the first U.S. citizen invited to participate in the BBC Study Visit program in London.  Prior to WAGA, he was a reporter and anchor for more than six years at the NBC radio and television affiliate in Greenville, South Carolina.
Weatherford’s awards include six Emmy Awards, more than a dozen Emmy nominations,  27 Telly Awards, eight AXIEM Awards, three U.S. International Film & Video Festival Awards, two Flame Awards, ICIA National Educator of the Year, in addition to various awards from Associated Press and Parents’ Choice.  He is a 2002 Silver Circle inductee of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.  He was elected twice to the Board of Governors of the Atlanta Chapter of NATAS (National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences), where he also served as Vice President and Emmy Awards Chair.  After ten years as Vice President of the Georgia Radio Reading Service (GaRRS) Board, John is in his second five-year term as President of the GaRRS Board.
Weatherford has served on the Georgia Association of Broadcasters Board of Directors, serving on the Executive Committee with stints as Secretary and Treasurer.  He was Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Digital Convergence Alliance (DCA), Inc., as well as Secretary of DCA, Inc.  He served two terms as Board Chair of the Independent Public Television Station Association [formerly the Beta Stations Group].  He served as a member of the American Public Television Stations Spectrum Task Force, a representative of the Affinity Group Coalition and the Captioned Radio Advisory Council of NPR Labs and a member of the Board of Directors of Eastern Region Public Media.  He was born and raised in Athens, Georgia.
INVOCATION: Chelsea Carver