Videographers - Lima, OH News Weather Sports


WLIO News has some impressive numbers in viewers during our newscasts. This is due in part to the super job our news department does in covering issues and news in West Central Ohio.  The Your News Now videographer crew is made up of Chief Videographer Phil Thomas and Videographer Joe Miles.

I started at the stations in 1981 and I have found that I am still learning. That is why I enjoy coming to work. I have seen a lot of changes as far as equipment as well as people. Lima has been a great community to work and raise a family. Working for the station has given me the opportunity to meet a lot of good people and go to a lot of places that I would would not have gone, if not for the opportunities that I have gotten here. I am looking forward to what is next for me tomorrow.  Hey y’all! I’m Shelby, a videographer at Hometown Stations. Originally from Spencerville, I’m proud to be back in the community working alongside a great group of people. I’m lucky to come from an amazing family with around 25 cousins near the same age as me. We grew up enjoying each other’s company on the river, at the lake, cooking out, riding 4 wheelers, and hanging out in barns – a pretty rowdy bunch as you can imagine. In 2016, I completed my B.S. in Technology at Bowling Green State University. Talons Up! Along with my training in Visual Communication Technology, my studies spanned from entrepreneurship and nutrition to language and culture. In 2014, I was able to combine my loves into one incredible study abroad experience in the south of France. That experience gave me an even greater desire to travel and take in all the world has to offer! Along with traveling, my interests include lighting design, collage art, sewing, board sports, yoga, and playing with my Aussie pup, Dixie.  I started at the station over 30 years ago, and over the years videography has been exceedingly rewarding. I have seen every President From Ronald Reagan to President Obama, and many other political figures. Being a news videographer, you are always on the front line of many social issues as well as heartwarming features. I wouldn't trade this career for anything else.

These professionals shoot video out in the field and bring the news to viewers of Your News Now.  News stories are shot in the field, and edited in one of six Final Cut edit suites at WLIO. All material is acquired with JVC 800 series cameras. Video is record on to video cards in a digital format. The days of videotape have all but disappeared.

The WLIO News ENG Live Truck is equipped with dual gas tanks, on-board power inverter, and gas powered generator. The truck transmits back to the station on the 2 gigahertz band using a Nurad transmitter system with a power of 2 or 12 watts. The truck is wired for stereo operation in the field.


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