During his 33 year career in television news, Boyd Huppert has become widely known for his work as a video storyteller and teacher.
In his primary role, Boyd works as a reporter at KARE TV in Minneapolis, where he produces and hosts the station's weekly "Land of 10,000 Stories" segment.
Boyd has also presented more than 150 visual storytelling workshops across the United States and in Canada, Norway, Denmark and New Zealand. Boyd is a longtime faculty member at the Advanced Storytelling Workshop sponsored by the National Press Photographers Association and held each spring at Texas State University - San Marcos.
Boyd's work as a reporter has earned some of journalism's highest honors, including a national Emmy for feature reporting, the Scripps Howard Award, and multiple National Headliner, Sigma Delta Chi and Gabriel Awards. In 2015 Boyd was recognized with his 13th & 14th national Edward R. Murrow Awards. Boyd is a 2016 recipient of the Sprague Award, the highest honor bestowed by the National Press Photographers Association. Also in 2016, Boyd was inducted into the Emmy Silver Circle, recognizing career contributions to the television industry.
Prior to his arrival at KARE in 1996, Boyd worked at WITI-TV in Milwaukee, KETV in Omaha and WSAW-TV in Wausau, Wisconsin.
Boyd grew up on a dairy farm in Wisconsin and graduated with a journalism degree from UW-River Falls, where he was named the university's 2013 distinguished alumnus.
Boyd and his wife Sheri have two son, Sam and Matt, both out of the house and producing their own stories.
KSL Master storyteller Peter Rosen will show us how he collects moments and weaves together beautiful stories all while working solo. His unique brand of shooting, writing, and editing have led him to be named NPPA Reporter of the Year in 2008, a Finalist for National Editor of the year in 2016, and the current front-runner for Solo VJ of the year in NPPA Quarterly Clips. Peter will also sit on our "World Famous MMJ Panel" so all the young MMJ's out there can pick his brain.
Anne Herbst is the senior multi-skilled journalist at KUSA and she swears that’s not a fake job title. It mainly means she’s twice the age of most MMJs.
It also means Anne does a little bit of everything—she shoots, writes, and edits mostly human interest stories for KUSA. After 12 years in the TV news business, she’s happy not to be standing on the side of the road in a blizzard. She mentors folks in and outside of her newsroom as well, teaching them the ins and outs of storytelling and shooting, and also how to eat soup while driving to your story. All useful skills in the MMJ life.
Anne has spent most of her professional career in Denver, hopping around a bit more in the market than she wants to admit. During her career, Anne has been honored with four national Edward R. Murrow awards, dozens of Heartland Emmys, four NPPA regional photographer of the year awards, the 2016 NPPA top Solo Video journalist, runner up for NPPA’s Ernie Crisp TV news photographer of the year in 2012, and a finalist for the Crisp award this year. She’s also the organizer of NPPA’s Women in Visual Journalism Conference. Because girls rule.
When she’s not travelling the state telling stories, Anne and her husband Steve are hiking really long distances (something her friends refer to as “death marches), skiing, or drinking Colorado craft beer. Her favorite word is rad, and she’s determined to bring it back.
Joe Little is an NPPA and Emmy award-winning MMJ with KGTV, 10News in San Diego. Joe is a finalist for the 2017 NPPA photojournalism award for reporting. Joe has worked as an MMJ, reporter, and anchor in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and California. He joined the NPPA News Video Workshop faculty in 2013 where he stresses his strong distaste for stick mics and garden gnome standups. Joe received his Masters from Syracuse and his Bachelors from George Mason where he also was a member of the Men’s Basketball Team (career stats: sad). In 2010, Joe was named the Alumnus of the Year by Mason’s Department of Communication and the College of Humanities & Social Sciences.
Matt Pearl is an 19-time Southeast Regional Emmy-winning and five-time Regional Edward R. Murrow Award-winning reporter for WXIA-TV, the NBC affiliate in Atlanta, Ga. He specializes in human interest pieces and speaks regularly at conferences and workshops about multimedia journalism. During his career, Matt has served as a correspondent from the 2008 Democratic Convention, the 2010 Gulf oil spill, and the 2010, 2014, and 2016 Olympic Games. His stories have appeared on CNN, MSNBC, The Weather Channel, and most recently NBC Nightly News. In 2013, 2014, and 2015 he was named the NPPA National Solo Video Journalist of the Year.
Matt graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and worked at affiliates in Sioux City, Iowa and Buffalo, NY before taking his current position in Atlanta. He runs the “Telling the Story” blog and podcast, and in 2016 he authored The Solo Video Journalist, a how-to book for aspiring MMJs.
Every day Joseph Huerta is behind the lens, his goal is to open others up to new perspectives.
For almost a decade, Joseph has been weaving compelling images and sounds to help people find a connection to their community they may not have realized was there.
Currently, he is photojournalist at KING5, where he works alongside John Sharify and other journalists on feature stories around the pacific northwest. His path there, however, began with his first love - skateboarding.
Joseph's first experience with shooting came from creating skating videos in Sacramento. His early passion, as well as a chance encounter with a local news anchor, landed him a job at a station in his hometown.
There he was promoted to photographer. His skills then took him to the San Francisco Bay Area, working at KPIX and then KTVU.
Joseph’s devotion to the art and hard word has earned him over 30 awards, including 4 Emmy’s, a Murrow and most recently he's been names West Top Photographer of the Year by the NPPA.
Noelle Walker reports for NBC 5 in Dallas.
Before joining WXAS February 2016, Noelle was a reporter and fill-in anchor in San Francisco and freelance correspondent for the NBC Network and MSNBC.
Noelle has also worked in Los Angles, Minneapolis and Santa Barbara covering everything from feature stories to major news events, including the 9/11 attacks in New York City. She has been recognized for work with several Emmy and Edward R. Murrow awards for writing and reporting.
Noelle has a passion for telling people’s stories. "No matter what the news is, the story isn’t just about the event," she said. "It's the people who lived it. Very often, they’re ordinary people who do extraordinary things."
She is a proud TCU Horned Frog graduate and did her first TV internship at NBC 5.