BEHIND THE LINES: THE ACADEMY FOOTBALL REPORT
IS A PRODUCTION OF ISOMER MEDIA, LLC AND CREATED BY A TEAM OF EXPERIENCED, AWARD-WINNING BROADCAST PROFESSIONALS.  HERE'S OUR ROSTER:
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Graham Knight Mission Commander - Executive Producer & Director

Graham Knight has over 30 years of experience in broadcast television programming, documentary and film production, journalism and distance learning. His extensive list of credits includes: GameTime with Boomer Esiason, The James Brown Show, The Hill, Fox, TEGNA, GANNETT, Tribune and The Discovery Channel. Graham has directed for PBS, the Freedom Forum and full-scale production assignments for a range of government agencies and major corporations. He was nominated for a 1997-98 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Picture Editing for the Emmy Award-winning documentary “Vietnam POWs: Stories of Survival.”

Chris Guarino Flight Commander - Senior Supervising Producer

Chris Guarino is an award-winning producer of news, documentary, live news and long-form news programming. Over his career with CNN & PBS, Chris has covered some of the biggest news events of our generation, including the fall of the Berlin Wall, the election of Nelson Mandela in South Africa, the 2000 presidential election Florida recount, and as a podium/floor producer for 10 national political conventions. Chris earned a Peabody Award while at the helm of PBS’s Washington Week, the system’s longest running news program. In 2018 Chris launched Hill.TV for The Hill Newspaper featuring daily news & discussion programs. A native Washingtonian, Chris is a graduate of Ohio University.

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Diane Roberts Special Operator - Assignment Navy

Diane Roberts has a rich history covering news and sports and comes from an Air Force family. She has worldwide reach as a news anchor for Voice of America radio, works as a freelance producer for Entertainment Tonight, is a voiceover artist, media coach, public speaker, trainer, and much more. Storytelling is at the heart of everything Diane Roberts does and she has multiple award nominations and wins.

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Erin Summers Special Operator - Assignment Army

Erin Summers has covered hundreds of live sporting events as either a play-by-play commentator, analyst or sideline reporter. Her work has been seen both nationally and regionally on ESPN, MASN, NESN, Fox Sports, Cox Sports and the ACC Network. Her credits also include NC State, UNC, Duke, Sinclair and Capitol Broadcasting. Ms. Summers has a degree in journalism and mass communication from UNC-Chapel Hill and specializes in football, baseball, softball, lacrosse, and volleyball.

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Jordan Simel Mission Specialist - Reporter and YouTube Host 

Jordan G. Simal is print and broadcast reporter, and four-year Navy veteran. In the U.S. Navy, Jordan served as an Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handler) on CVN-68 – the mighty USS Nimitz - where he worked with some of the Navy's finest fighter jets and helicopters. After leaving the Navy, Jordan attended James Madison Univ.'s School of Media Arts and Design where he cut his media teeth writing for the school's award-winning newspaper, The Breeze, and providing live TV broadcasts as a reporter and lead sports anchor for the university's weekly news show, Breeze TV. Jordan graduated from JMU and is now a beat reporter for The News Virginian in Waynesboro, Virginia. He loves sports, his family, and is grateful to God for all the blessing's he's received throughout his career.

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Dan Hubp Mission Specialist - Video Editing

Dan Hubp has over 30 years experience in all levels of television and film production. A four-time nominated and two-time Emmy Award winner, he has worked with NFL Films, NBA Entertainment and the Olympic Council of Asia. Dan spent his youth globe-trotting with his Army family.

Thomas Alan Connor  Mission Specialist - Composer/Music Producer

Thomas Alan Connor is a singer / songwriter from San Diego,California. Thomas has been performing locally and internationally with bands like the legendary Blood Sweat And Tears, Viva Santana and the Thomas Connor Band. He is currently working with long time partner Bill Cornish and their company Heart Soul And Spirit Music creating music for hire and publishing.

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Bill Cornish Mission Specialist - Composer/Music Producer

Keyboardist / composer Bill Cornish has an extensive history of live and recorded performances crossing styles between rock, jazz and fusion. In the 80s and 90s, he toured extensively through the U.S. and Japan with the band Crystal and opened for acts such as Kansas, Joan Jett and many others. In later years, he has released many albums of instrumental music to positive reviews. His song Syzygy was recently awarded Best Instrumental Song from the Just Plain Folks music organization.

Chip Harwood Mission Specialist - Program Distribution

Chip Harwood has expertise in programming syndication with a library of over 3000+ hours. His projects have included hits such as Chef's Kitchen, MMA Fight Alliance, Rock Star Chef, Daily Buzz, Outdoor America Hunting Fishing Series, and Professional Wrestling from Hollywood. Chip also have extensive experience with live college sports, classic TV/movies, cartoons, children's programming, wrestling, Spanish language content, E-sports, country and classic rock music specials and series, documentaries, yoga series and more across all platforms.

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Marie Andrews Mission Specialist - Copy Editor

Marie received degrees in Chemistry and Anthropology from the College of William and Mary, but has since exchanged her safety goggles for reading glasses. She has worked as a Dramaturge for award-winning Boston playwright Michael Walker (Absolutely Dead, Bare Stage) and is the primary editor of the Alan Perth series of novels by Jeremy Rodgers. She is a performing musician with the Front Royal, Virginia-based band Helltown Riffraff, and works with government agencies as a simulation performer for crisis training programs. She is a 3-time NaNoWriMo winner. Her first published novel, Suburban Legends,  is slated for release next year.  

Joe Harman Mission Specialist - Digital Content Editor

Joe Harman began his media career over 30 years ago in local radio as an on-air personality. Joe proudly served in the US Army, earning the Army Distinguished Service Medal three times and badge for service during the Global War on Terror, among other honors. Since then Joe has worked behind the scenes and in front of cameras and microphones extensively in radio and television. Joe is a freelance writer and editor, web site designer and voiceover artist. He lives with his wife, Shari, and their three children in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley.

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