My teaching philosophy is experiential learning through hands-on, observation, and critical thinking. I enjoy sharing professional experiences and bringing in guest from the field to give students a perspective within the multimedia production industry. My assignments and projects promote creativity, storytelling, and organizational detail that prepares students for their career beyond graduation.
Wayne Edwards is an Emmy award winning production leader with over 20 years experience in broadcasting and multimedia.
Wayne's career began as a Producer for ESPN leading live productions of professional, collegiate, and amateur sport events. In addition, he developed multi-platform content, plus functioned in the roles of Feature Producer, and Post-production Editor. He also aided in the training and development of many on-air personalities currently seen on the family of networks.
Wayne won a Sports Emmy for his producing role in ESPN’s groundbreaking coverage of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The NAMIC Vision and New York Festivals Gold awards soon followed.
As Director of Production and Programming for Back9Network, a golf lifestyle channel, Wayne was one of the executives responsible for its launch on DirecTV to 20 million homes. He set the overall look and content vision of its studio shows and aided in the acquisition of third-party content. Wayne managed the day-to-day production and operation of broadcast personnel, on-air talent, plus the Features and Post-Production departments.
Wayne continues to function as a freelance producer for various national and regional networks. He is also a consultant to scripted and non-scripted content, most recently, the reality boxing show Knockout.
In addition, he is President of his own production company, Wayne Edwards Production.