Croatia Faculty

 


Steve Weiss
Steve Weiss

Steve Weiss (Video – ieiMedia Fellow) is an award winning television anchor, reporter and producer of local and network television sports and news programming who utilizes his experience professionally and in the classroom. Weiss has enjoyed a distinguished broadcasting career of 25+ years as a program producer, host, and analyst for ESPN, TNN, FOX Prime Sports, Outdoor Channel and the Outdoor Life Network. In addition to sports, Weiss has appeared as a national news correspondent on the PBS and CNBC program “World Business Review.” Prior to that, he was a news reporter, anchor and producer for local television stations in Denver, Las Vegas, Shreveport, La., and Pocatello, Idaho. He has won more than 30 national and regional awards for news and marketing presentations including Associated Press, United Press International, National Press Photographer’s Association, PRSA, BMA and 15 Telly Awards recognizing excellence in corporate and cable television production. Steve Weiss is a full-time instructor and the Special Projects Coordinator in the Department of Journalism and Media Communication at Colorado State University teaching classes in video production, newswriting, corporate multimedia production, professional communication and live event television production. Steve taught in Urbino in 2014 and he directed the program in Croatia in 2016.


Ashley Colburn
Ashley Colburn

Ashley Colburn began her career as a host, producer, and writer for Wealth TV in 2009. She produced her first travel show ”WOW Croatia!” which was awarded Croatia’s Golden Pen award (Best U.S. media) and won an Emmy in 2010. Following her success with the Croatia show, Colburn created “TAKEOFF with Ashley Colburn” a travel series that premiered in 2010 on WealthTV and took her to over 25 countries on 6 continents over 2 seasons. Since late 2011 Colburn has run her own production company, Ashley Colburn Productions, producing travel journalism products for various countries and entities around the world.

 


Greg Luft
Greg Luft

Greg Luft (Photography/Video – ieiMedia Fellow) chairs the Journalism and Technical Communication department at Colorado State University. His professional work before and during his academic career includes television news reporting and anchoring; documentary, educational, and corporate video production; and freelance video journalism. Before his work in academia, Luft worked in local TV news as a general assignment and investigative reporter, and news anchor in Wyoming, Florida, Oklahoma and Colorado. His independent productions focus on television writing and production, and the behavior of journalists. Greg was named a Colorado State University best teacher in 2013. He also has served in leadership roles for the Broadcast Education Association, College Media Advisors, and the Colorado Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Greg taught video in Urbino between 2012 and 2016. He also participated in Croatia in 2016.

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