Rob Sachs

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  • Username: rsachs
  • Producer at America Abroad
  • Role: Producer/Reporter: Independent

Portfolio

Caption: Elvis with a cousin and two of the Fruchter children in Memphis, Credit: Harold Fruchter

Elvis Was Our Shabbos Goy (05:43)
From: Rob Sachs

The story of the Fruchters, an orthodox Jewish family who lived above Elvis Presley’s family in a house in Memphis. They would often call on teenage Elvis Presley to be their ...
Caption: Rob checks out the rapids at Great Falls with friend Dave Beck and instructor Jim Buley, Credit: Teke Wiggins

White Water Kayaking on the Potomac (05:22)
From: Rob Sachs

Rob Sachs tries out white water kayaking at Great Falls National Park.
Caption: Jesse Straight is a pasture poultry farmer, Credit: Rob Sachs

A Hands On Experience At A Pasture Poultry Farm (06:31)
From: Rob Sachs

Rob Sachs visits an ecologically friendly pasture poultry farm and gets a hands on experience slaughtering and processing a chicken
Caption: Divine Chocolate's mission is framed on the wall of CEO Erin Gorman, Credit: Rob Sachs

Is Chocolate The Scariest Thing About Halloween? (08:59)
From: Rob Sachs

This Halloween millions of kids will dress up in ghoulish costumes and hit up their neighbors for sugar filled sweets. A favorite among them is chocolate. And for all the ...

Availability

Rob is currently available for new projects, has a car, and is available to travel Within my country.

Skills

  • Producing: News
  • Advanced Web Knowledge
  • Field Recording
  • Hosting News Programs
  • Voice Talent
  • Editing
  • Station-Based Fundraising Management/Consulting
  • Social Networking Knowledge
  • Music Consulting
  • Reporting
  • Hosting Music Programs
  • Station-Based Fundraising Production
  • News Consulting
  • HTML: Moderate to High
  • Podcast Production: Moderate to High
  • Hosting Call-in and Live Programs
  • Writing
  • Producing: Music and Performance Programs

Available For

  • Promotion and Marketing
  • Multimedia
  • Commentary
  • Consulting
  • Field Recording
  • Documentary Production
  • Interviewing
  • Mentoring
  • News Reporting
  • Post Production
  • Grant Writing
  • Tape Syncs
  • Environmental Reporting
  • Print Reporting
  • Voiceover
  • Arts Reporting
  • Sound Editing
  • Music Programming
  • Podcasting

Equipment

  • Hard Disc/Flash Recorder
  • Specialized Mics
  • Recording Studio
  • Adobe Audition
  • Minidisk Recorder

Work Experience

Adjunct Lecturer at University of Maryland,  January 2012 - Present
Teach a class in radio production and executive produce the student program "Terp Weekly Edition".

Host/Producer at Voice of Russia America,  January 2011 - Present
Host Daily International News Talk Progam Airing in NYC, DC, Chicago, and Miami

Co-Host/Producer Metro Connection at WAMU,  October 2010 - February 2011

Producer at National Public Radio,  June 2000 - October 2010
Producer/Director/Blogger/Podcaster

Previously Aired On

NPR, WAMU, KCRW, KUOW (with B-Side Radio)

Education

NPR, Knight Digital Media Training, 2010

The Radio Television Digital News Foundation, RIAS Fellowship, 2004

University of Pennsylvania, Bachelors, 2000

University College London, Semester Abroad

Universidad de Alicante, Semester Abroad

Awards

  • Prevention for a Safer Society (PASS) Award, Award Given by National Council on Crime & Delinquency, 2010