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What is SCVTV?

SCVTV is the 501c3 nonprofit community service organization that operates the Santa Clarita Valley's public television channel under contract with the City of Santa Clarita, Santa Clarita Community College District (College of the Canyons), the William S. Hart Union High School District and the Saugus, Newhall, Sulphur Springs and Castaic school districts. SCVTV is responsible for funding the television operations and does so through private donations, grants, and local business support.

SCVTV operates the community's Media Center, where SCVTV staff members and volunteers generate original, hyper-local content for the channel. The SCVTV Media Center is the central hub for local businesses, schools and local organizations to connect with their target audience.

With approximately 85% penetration on cable and close to 100% penetration on the Internet, SCVTV reaches every point of the Santa Clarita Valley. The channel is televised on Time Warner Cable Channel 20 and AT&T U-verse Channel 99; satellite customers watch SCVTV online at SCVTV.com. The channel streams live, and all shows are archived for "24/7 forever" playback. SCVTV makes extensive use of social media networks such as Facebook and Twitter.

SCVTV is comprised of several elements. In addition to the SCVTV.com video site, our online news center, SCVNews.com, provides local breaking news, sports, business, entertainment and event coverage, and more. SCVTV owns and operates SCVHistory.com, which is the community's history archive and online research library; and SCVTV provides CougarNews.com for the COC Media Arts Department. Together, the SCVTV websites form the largest local multimedia footprint in the Santa Clarita Valley.

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Santa Clarita Public Television Authority Board

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About SCVTV

Leon Worden

President / CEO

Leon is president and CEO of SCVTV, the 501c3 nonprofit corporation that operates the Santa Clarita Valley's public television channels and provides multimedia services to all education and government agencies and to the 120-plus nonprofit organizations that serve the Santa Clarita Valley, Calif. An SCV resident since 1970, UCLA graduate and award-winning journalist (Associated Press, California Newspaper Publishers Association, National Newspaper Association, Numismatic Literary Guild awards for investigative reporting, business writing, opinion pages, websites), Leon has produced local television programming since 2002 and has served as president of the SCV Historical Society, chairman of the City of Santa Clarita's Newhall Redevelopment Committee, founding member of the Los Angeles County Small Business Commission and the county's Ad-Hoc Committee on Homeless Services (SCV), founding member of SCV Habitat for Heroes, founding director of the Friends of Mentryville, and co-creator of the SCV Sheriff Station's first Haunted Jailhouse. Leon established the Old Town Newhall Gazette in 1994 and was editor of The Signal newspaper until 2007, when he left to prepare the reorganization of SCVTV. Today he is chief administrative officer of the Santa Clarita Public Television Authority and manager of SCVTV.com, SCVNews.com, SCV History In Pictures (SCVHistory.com) and other local websites. He is a member of the Hart School District's Measure SA Bond Oversight Committee and Career Technical Education (CTE) Advisory Group, the SCV Historical Society board, the Friends of Hart Park board, the Rancho Camulos Museum board, and he continues to serve as president of the Santa Clarita Valley Fourth of July Parade committee. As a past contributor to Coinage, the largest U.S. numismatic monthly magazine, he has won multiple awards including best numismatic article in any medium, worldwide. Leon was named the Santa Clarita Valley Man of the Year in 2015.

About SCVTV

Michael Mazzetti

Chief Financial Officer
Studio Engineer

Michael has lived in the Santa Clarita Valley for almost 30 years. Following a decade in the Flight Test Engineering Department at the famous Lockheed Skunk Works in Burbank, he has spent the last 25 years as an Audio Engineer mixing shows for every major network and cable channel and has two Emmy nominations for his work. He spent 10 years on the road with ABC Sports, televising just about every sport there is. For four years, he toured with Frank Sinatra as his staff engineer and on both the "Duets" and "Duets 2" CDs. He now stays closer to home as one of the top television audio mixers in Hollywood. He is currently the audio mixer on “Let’s Make A Deal” for CBS, "Divorce Court" for Fox and “Web Heads” for Nickelodeon. He is a member of both the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) and the Audio Engineering Society (AES). He designs and rents audio systems used to produce television shows. An active volunteer in the community, Michael helps teach television production to local junior and senior high school students, he is an advisor to the Hart School District ROP program and is a speaker at the STN (Student Television Network) national conventions. He has volunteered for 20 years with the Saugus High School Band program. For fun, he can be found camping and riding his Harley.

About SCVTV

Susan Shapiro

Board of Directors

A City of Santa Clarita Arts Commissioner, Susan came to Santa Clarita in 1993 to manage the local public television channel, SCVTV. Susan designed and equipped the SCVTV Media Center in Newhall, developing it into a communications venue showcasing the talents and activities of the City, local schools, and a variety of nonprofit arts, music, and community service organizations. After graduating from Stanford University in the 1980s with a degree in English literature with an interdisciplinary emphasis on art, Susan earned a teaching credential from Arizona State University. She taught video production, broadcast television, mass media, and film aesthetics to high school students in Phoenix, developed educational programs for television networks (Bravo, NBC Universal) and worked in production and post-production for Tri-Star Pictures, ABC International, and others. As the cable company's Community Television Manager in Santa Clarita from 1993 to 2007, Susan developed and provided support for hundreds of individual programs and series related to the visual and performing arts. Early on, she fostered relationships with video production instructors in the William S. Hart Union High School District and COC, turning SCVTV into a classroom laboratory for students. Local public service positions include the Santa Clarita Repertory Theatre board (2003-04), Newhall Redevelopment Committee (2002-09), City of Santa Clarita Citizens Public Library Advisory Committee (2010-11) and William S. Hart Union High School District ROP Advisory Committee (2000-present).

About SCVTV

Jessica Boyer

Production Manager

Jessica is a multimedia journalist. She has been published by news organizations including NBC Los Angeles; KHTS AM 1220; Pierce College Roundup News; California State University, Northridge Sundial; and SCVTV. She is a long-time Santa Clarita Valley resident and began her career by participating in the Arroyo Seco Junior High Conquistador News Network and subsequently the Saugus High School News Network. She is studying to receive a Bachelors degree in Journalism and a minor in Communications at California State University, Northridge as well as an Associate's degree in Fine Art Photography and an Certificate in Commercial Photography from College of the Canyons. She has studied and worked in fields including filmmaking, journalism, studio photography, and graphic design.

About SCVTV

Patricia Silva

Producer

Patricia is a broadcast, digital and print journalist for SCV News and SCVTV. With experience working for news outlets in Los Angeles, Patricia, a native of Santa Clarita, came to work at SCV News and SCVTV in 2016. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Southern California in 2015 with a B.A. in communication with emphasis in entertainment, news and media.

About SCVTV

Brandon Iriarte

Production Specialist

Brandon has lived in Santa Clarita for 18 years, graduating from Golden Valley High School in 2013. He moved on to College of the Canyons where he became involved in the Cougar News program, producing videos and articles for the news show. He earned his associate degree in new media journalism and graduated in the spring of 2016. Brandon is currently studying broadcast journalism at California State University, Northridge where he expects to graduate in 2019. He enjoys reading comic books and watching anime in his spare time.

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Antonio Curiel

Production Assistant

Antonio is reporter and videographer. After graduating from Bowman High School in 2008, he joined the California Conservation Corps where he gained his admiration for nature as he worked in environmental conservation, land maintenance and fire protection. In 2012, he enrolled at College of the Canyons, pursuing degrees in new media journalism and guitar performance. He participated in the student-produced news program, Cougar News, where he had an opportunity to experiment with a range of duties, from technical directing and audio control to anchoring. But his biggest passion is shooting video and storytelling. He is continuing his education at Cal State Los Angeles where he is working toward his bachelors degree in broadcast journalism. In his spare time, he enjoys watching and playing baseball, hiking, getting lost in forests, and performing a fusion of jazz, flamenco and rock with his group, Tres Grandes.

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Mitchell Braxton

Production Assistant

Mitchell is a Marine reservist specializing in artillery survey and meteorology. A lifelong Santa Clarita Valley resident, he has years of experience in film and broadcasting. He participated in the Conquistadors News Network at Arroyo Seco Junior High and the Saugus News Network at Saugus High School. While in high school, Mitchell filmed the local ice hockey team, the Valencia Flyers, for two years and assisted in numerous school functions including the Every 15 Minutes program, and he won the silver division of the 12-hour Film Festival in 2010. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps out of high school and is currently pursuing a degree in filmmaking from College of the Canyons. He intends to transfer to Cal State University, Northridge for his bachelor's degree.

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Matt Robinson

Sports Director

Matt has been a Santa Clarita resident since he was 2 years old, graduating in 2004 from Canyon High School where he played both baseball and ice hockey until graduation. After graduation he moved onto College of the Canyons where he earned his degree in Athletic Training in 2007 while also competing on the schools ice hockey team for three years. Matt then moved on to become a high level ice hockey referee, working in the American Collegiate Hockey Association and Western States Hockey League. Over four seasons, he worked three WSHL finals, an ACHA National Championship tournament, and the 2013 UHU Junior A National Championship game. Matt then found broadcasting, taking over as the “Voice of the Flyers” for the 2013-14 & 14-15 seasons, handling webcast play-by-play for the Valencia Flyers Junior A Hockey team. He was recognized as the top WSHL Broadcaster in his first season with the club, working the 2014 UHU National Championship game. At the same time he also served as a sports anchor and producer for COC’s “Cougar News” program. When not at a sporting event, Matt enjoys spending time at home with his wife, Amy, and their English bulldog, Rogie Vachon.

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Tami Edwards

SCV Today

Tami is a Santa Clarita Valley native. Her family has been in Santa Clarita since 1936. After graduating from Hart High School in 1989, she dedicated the next 18 years to raising her four children alongside her husband — who was her Peachland Elementary School sweetheart. Satisfied she had laid a positive foundation for her children, she joined the work force. As a multimedia account executive for The Signal newspaper, she was responsible for increasing automotive ad sales by nearly 1,000 percent. Today she is the Sales Director for the SCVTV-SCVNews.com network and co-host of SCVTV's "SCV Today" morning show. Tami serves on the board of Circle of Hope and represents School Board Member Steve Sturgeon on the Hart District Advisory Committee. Of all Tami's accomplishments, she is proudest of her role as mom to a member of the U.S. Navy.

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