Congrats to Westminster alumnus John Mikulas. He’s now the chief videographer at WFMJ-TV (NBC) in Youngstown. John’s been with WFMJ since 1996, the same year he graduated with his degree in Broadcast Communications.
The connection between John and Westminster continues as he has served repeatedly as a guest instructor for our broadcast workshop series. This fall he led the workshop focused on shooting and editing sports highlights.
His peers have recognized John’s professionalism and achievement in television news and sports. He’s received honors from the Cleveland-area Regional Emmy’s, the Society of Professional Journalists and the Ohio Associated Press.
John tells us today’s young broadcasters must focus on their interpersonal and public communication skills behind the camera and with the public.
“Working in the television field one must interact with the public every day, multi-task, and meet daily deadlines.”
He tells us being organized is important and he prides himself in being a team leader and team player as he works closely with producers, reporters and other staffers to create the best local news product.
John’s one busy character at work and at home with his family. He also finds time to work as a high school football official with the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association.