Learn more about the reporters and producers who bring you headlines and features throughout the year.
Demetrius got his first taste of the television world while only a senior in high school. He worked as a part-time photojournalist at the local NBC affiliate in his hometown of Las Vegas, Nevada, where he covered a range of different stories including local crime, sports, and the 2008 Presidential election. After graduating, Demetrius moved to Phoenix, Arizona, to attend school at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. During his three-year tenure at ASU, Demetrius freelanced for a number of different organizations where he shot, edited, and wrote his own stories.
In 2011,he packed his bags and moved to New York to accept a fellowship at CBS News, which would eventually lead him to a Producer/Digital Journalist position at Channel One News.
Kristin grew up in San Diego, California and graduated from San Diego State University. After college it was off to Rome, Italy where she worked at a Refugee Center and for the United Nations. Our resident fashion expert, Kristin has also worked as a stylist in New York. But she says it wasn’t until she got involved in documentary films that she realized her passion for story-telling. And it’s people like Kristin, with such a diverse background, that make the Channel One team so unique — we all bring so many skills and experiences together to make a great show.
Kristin says the most compelling story she has worked on for Channel One was when she traveled back to California to cover the San Diego fires, which literally happened in her own backyard, as the fire affected many members of her own family — a challenge, she says, for her to walk the line between journalist and private citizen.
Zach is affectionately known as our “Zach-of-All-Trades,” he is the guy responsible for bringing our 12-minute masterpiece together each day. But it’s no surprise, his background is actually in video installation art, and he got his start as a filmmaker while studying communications and religious studies at Ithaca College in New York.
Each day Zach takes all of the pieces of the Channel One puzzle, brings them together, answers all of our technical questions and still manages to stay cool — we couldn’t do it without him! And while you may not recognize Zach’s face, you’ve certainly heard his velvety voice — teasing parts of our show, ‘Hear It Now,’ ‘Glory Road’ and many others!