Mobile: 202 577 4446
I have acquired extensive experience in studio and field television production for many important special events including the Challenger and Columbia Space Shuttle disasters, Presidential Inaugurations and State Funerals, national political debates and election coverage. I have been intimately involved in the planning, preparation and implementation of new styles and effects in the launching of many high profile productions for the ABC News division of the ABC Television network. I also served as a technical director for the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California and the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta. For fourteen years I was the technical director of ABC World News Tonight's operation in Washington D.C..
I also served as Technical Director of ABC News "Nightline" program for many years. For the two years I was a technical director for the Indianapolis 500 mile race for ABC Sports, the broadcast won the prestigious Emmy award for best sports special for both of those years. I am known for bringing a creative touch to all that I do.
I am currently free-lancing as a Technical Director and 3d artist/animator.
• Extensive television production experience working in a high pressure, deadline environment.
• Proven leadership and supervisory skills.
• Rapid problem-solving skills.
• Experience with new technology implementation
• Highly experienced in high profile live broadcast as well as post production work environments.
• Time-efficient, systematic working methodology.
• Intimate knowledge of video switching systems and workflow.
• Experience with HD technology implementation into established SD production workflows.
Disney Worldwide Services / ABC
Television Network / ABC News
4/1980 - 12/2010
Washington D.C., U.S.A. Technical Director extensive television production experience with supervisory role. Intimate knowledge of video switching systems and protocols as well as graphic formats and protocols. Multiple Emmy award winner. Peabody Award winner. Multimedia and Web programming skills. Extensive electronic graphics experience including motion Graphics.
Free-lance Technical Director/Consultant
Los Angeles, California, U.S.A, Washington, D.C., U.S.A., New York, N.Y. U.S.A.
12/2011 - Present
"Good Morning America" concert series, ABC News - "The Early Show" ,CBS News - "The Stream", Al
Jazeera English - "This Week with Christianne Amanpour", ABC News - Good Morning America" Academy
Awards coverage, ABC News.
Multiple Emmy award winner, individual as well as team categories.
George Foster Peabody Award winner.
Pompton Lakes High School
Pompton Lakes, N.J., U.S.A.
Extensive and intensive training in television production equipment hardware and software. Autodesk,
Sony, Grass Valley Group, Thompson, Evertz, Ross Video. & FAA approved aviation safety training seminars., Various specialized individual instruction.
Computer Skills, Adobe After Effects, Photoshop, Sony Vegas video editing software. Autodesk 3ds Max
, Macromedia Dreamweaver.
I am a licensed helicopter pilot in the United States.
Doug White ABC Technical Manager
Phone: 202 222 7416
“This letter is my personal recommendation for Richard Ehrenberg. Richard is by far one of the most
versatile and talented Technical Directors I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. I found Richard to be
consistently pleasant, tackling all assignments with dedication and a smile. Besides being a joy to work with,
Richard is a take-charge person who is able to present creative ideas and communicate the benefits.
Richard is extremely helpful in every way; He has helped our personnel understand the complexities of the
equipment and helped to develop strategies and graphics that work. His creativity has lent to one of the
most creative and innovative television programs we have here and is truly a pleasure to work with I highly
recommend Richard, He is a team player and would make a great asset to any organization.” August 17,
2009 Frank Ginsburg , Broadcast Engineer, The Newseum
“I worked with Rich for nearly 15 years during two stints at the Washington bureau of ABC News. He is
astoundingly fast, extremely creative and always in control...even under extreme deadline situations. During
the worst of times, he is at his best. I used to watch in amazement as he would routinely rescue a producer
or correspondent who had not made their deadline by rolling elements of their spot from 4 or five different
sources live to air. Rich is not a button pusher. He contributes to a broadcast with both editorial and artistic
ideas. He is a pleasure to work with and I recommend him highly.” August 14, 2009 John Arrowsmith, Sr.
Washington Producer, World News Tonight, ABC News
“In the 33 years I worked in broadcasting, I have never worked with a finer TD than Richie.” August 14, 2009
Douglas Allmond ENG Camera, Retired,
“I worked with Richard as a colleague on more Olympics, Conventions, Elections and Special Events than I
care to remember. He is probably the most creative vision switcher I know. His organizational skills in
leading a crew are impressive. Rich always got the big picture in any project that we worked on together.
Rich always had a plan and an alternative. Aside from his enormous skills as a T.D., Rich has a wonderful
sense of humor that saved the day on many tense occasions. To sum it up: An enormously talented
Technical Director and an exceptional human being" August 11, 2009 John Fider, VP Production
Operations, ABC News
“Rich Ehrenberg is, hands down, the most creative and most talented technical director I worked with in 17
years in network TV news. He has flawless timing and the ability to juggle multiple tasks (and multiple,
simultaneous instructions) -- and those abilities seemed at their strongest under the intense pressure of live
event broadcasting. Rich's value goes far beyond his considerable technical skills - he was always a control
room favorite who could entertain and motivate the rest of the crew. I would work with Rich Ehrenberg again,
and again, and again.” August 10, 2009 Herb Perone, Producer and Writer, ABC News
“Richard is one of the most talented TD's I have ever had the pleasure of working with. What makes him the
"gold standard" as TDs go is his incredible creativity with special effects and his proficiency in every aspect
of live television and switching. Richard can figure out any broadcast problem from a production/ technical
POV and is comfortable in both turn-key studios as well as remote locations.” October 6, 2010 Marilyn
Altman, Director of Growth Initiatives, NBC NEWS