Jenni Gilroy is a freelance producer working in New York. She started her career in live studio production at NBC Studios and "The Rosie O'Donnell Show." Jenni then spent a decade field, studio, and post-producing for Food Network (“Guy's Big Bite,” “Tyler's Ultimate,” and “Semi-Homemade Cooking"). After dabbling in comedy (MTV's "Girl Code" and TruTV's "Hack My Life"), Jenni has found a home producing reality programming (Lifetime's "Double Divas" and Bravo's "Don't Be Tardy"). She currently works on "Southern Charm" for Bravo.
President of John Ford Media, LLC.
John Ford is head of content for Justice Network, a digital multi-cast channel offering crime and justice programming through its broadcast affiliates nationwide.
Ford’s career spans more than thirty years in media, including senior executive positions at Discovery Communications, National Geographic Channel and in public television. At Discovery from 2007-09, Ford was responsible for all programming, marketing, and related functions, including acting as Co-Executive in Charge of Production for the BBC/Discovery co-production “Life.” He also served as the President and General Manager of Discovery Times Channel and Military Channel, and began the process of converting Discovery Times to Investigation Discovery (I.D.). Prior to returning to Discovery, Ford was the Executive Vice President, Programming at National Geographic Channel, where he led a complete programming and ratings turnaround from 2003-2007 and was named a CableFax programmer of the year.
For the previous thirteen years (1989-2003), Ford served in senior executive positions at Discovery Networks, US, including President of New Media, president of Content for Discovery Networks, and president of Discovery Health Channel and Discoveryhealth.com.
For eight years, Ford led Discovery’s TLC as its SVP, Programming and EVP and General Manager, serving in that role until 1999. TLC, acquired by Discovery in 1991, was one of the most dramatic cable growth stories of the 1990’s. Ford began his cable career as a Vice President at Discovery Channel. Prior to that he worked for public television stations in Dallas, Washington, DC and Philadelphia.
Under his tenure Ford’s channels have earned numerous primetime and news and documentary EMMYs and two Peabody Awards. Ford has been termed a “legendary” programmer by CableFax and honored by independent producers with their CINE Leadership Award. As a network executive, he has hundreds of production credits as executive and executive in charge of production.
Ford earned a master’s degree from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, Austin, and a B.A from Duke University.
Jfordmedia Consulting offers consulting services in national content creation, production and scheduling, distribution and cable network management. Its client list has included Scripps Interactive’s Travel Channel, AMC Networks’ WEtv, National Geographic Channel, independent producers and emerging technology companies.
Since May 2015, Kate has been the senior video producer for MONEY at Time, Inc., where she has focused her video and production skills to grow video views and the next generation of skilled content creators. Kate began her career as an intern at ABC's Good Morning America, where she went on to stay for five years. Other experience includes video strategy consultation for Nerd Wallet, as well as production for GMA, CBS’ The Early Show, Bloomberg Television, Yahoo Finance and MarthaStewart.com. Kate's current big venture is Coinage, a video-first initiative making personal finance fresh for Time Inc's 250 million viewers across 20+ brands.
Kiernan Zehring is a graphics researcher for NBC’s TODAY. He graduated from Emerson College in 2016, after working as an intern with NBC News for about 8 months. Kiernan began working at NBC in the Fall of 2015 as an intern for MSNBC’s Tape department. He then moved to an internship at the TODAY Show in the spring of 2016 before being hired as the overnight researcher for The Weekend edition of TODAY in April 2016.
In December he was hired on to the TODAY Show staff as a graphics researcher. He is still working overnight hours, and is now responsible for overseeing the graphic elements for the weekend edition of the show.
Kris Cerny is currently Director of Rental Operations overseeing the Camera, Audio, and Lighting needs for ITV, one of the largest Reality producers in the US. In the past, Kris has worked as the Manager of Studio Operations for programs including "Saturday Night Live," "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," "Today on NBC," as well as several remote broadcasts including "The Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting," "New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly," "Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular," and NHL pre-game and intermission reports. His experience also includes CBS's "The Guiding Light" where he served as the Facilities Manager.