Syracuse, NY, USA
Lewis received his undergraduate degree from the State University of New York College at Oswego majoring in Broadcasting and Mass Communication. In addition to classwork, Lewis spent countless hours at the student run TV station, WTOP-10 TV. He worked at the stations old facilities before helping move in to the new Al Roker TV Studio, learning first hand how to make a broadcast work with equipment from various time periods. Lewis experienced every duty there was from newscast director, to camera operator, to newscast producer. He was eventually elected into leadership roles as chief engineer and general manager where he oversaw an annual budget of over $40,000.
Between classwork, student clubs and several paid experiences on campus, Lewis was exposed to a wide spectrum of technology and the ways in which they can be applied to enhance the dissemination of information.
During his senior year of college, Lewis began work at the Syracuse TV station group CNYcentral. He began as a part time master control operator where he worked to ensure the right commercials and programming reached the audience at the right time. He then moved into the news department as a part time, and eventually full time photojournalist. Lewis had shot still photographs on a DSLR throughout college as an amateur and loved to document anything that happened around him. He took the opportunity to combine his love for photography and merge it with technology and journalism.
Lewis constantly strives to strengthen his photojournalism skills and bring high production value to every story. He has been sent across the northeast to bring viewers live coverage of the arrival of Hurricane Sandy at Battery Park, the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings in Boston, and the paralyzing snow fall of winter storm Knife in Buffalo. His passion lies in working to tell the story of everyday people through capturing compelling images.
- Breaking news
- Video capture
- Video editing