National

From Eisenhower to Obama, Charlie Brotman’s front-row seat to inaugural history

Charlie Brotman was the presidential inaugural parade announcer since Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1957. One of my McClatchy colleagues and I worked as a two-person crew to interview Brotman, along with setting up the interview shot and filming it.

Afterward, I went through the interview, compiled archival footage to go with Brotman’s story and edited it together. The finished piece was published a couple weeks before President Donald Trump’s inauguration and went with several stories about Trump’s inauguration and the inaugural parade.

Should Lolita be freed? What’s next for her and other large marine mammals in captivity.

After a lifetime in captivity, the window for freeing Lolita, the Miami Seaquarium’s star orca, may be closed, activists say. As the campaign to free her continues to rage, they question whether freeing Lolita is in her best interest.

“Should Lolita be freed? What’s next for her and other large marine mammals in captivity,” was specifically produced for McClatchy’s newsroom The Miami Herald, but it was also picked up by others like The Bradenton Herald. I edited the footage and hunted down archival video and photos to incorporate. I also produced the graphics in the story, and I narrated it.

Ego, money and politics: Americans who spied for Russia

From the 20th century to the present, Russia has been the primary beneficiary of American espionage. Here’s a look at the most memorable offenders, from Aldrich Ames of the CIA to Robert Hanssen of the FBI. 

Ego, money and politics: Americans who spied for Russia was published in stories that went across the 30 newsrooms that make up the McClatchy network, including As U.S. indicts foreign hackers, American cyber spies fear arrests in tit-for-tat action and Punish Russia for spy murders, or prepare to face bolder Putin attacks. I carried out all aspects of production of this video, from scripting, to filming the interview and producing the graphics.

 

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