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Bret Marcus

Associate Professor, Artistic Faculty
Lawrence and Kristina Dodge College of Film and Media Arts
Office Location: Marion Knott Studios 344
Middlebury College, Bachelor of Arts (Latin)



  • KCET Los Angeles
  • PBS West Coast Flagship, now largest independent Public TV station in country
  • Chief Content Officer & Sr. VP of Programming, Communications, Show Development and New Media
  • Executive Producer “SoCal Connected”. Winner of both Peabody and Columbia duPont awards
  • Executive Producer “California Connected” for KCET (Los Angeles), KQED (San Francisco), KPBS (San Diego) and KVIE (Sacramento). Winner of Columbia DuPont Award
  • Executive Producer, “Global Watch” , “Your Turn to Care” for PBS, “California at War” for PBS stations


  • NBC News
    • Executive Producer “The News with Brian Williams”
    • Senior Producer Show Development, EP talk show and pilots for news division
    • Senior Producer, Special Events including Reagan funeral, LA riots
    • Senior Producer NBC News Partnerships with NBC owned stations and affiliates
  • ABC News
    • Executive Producer “Good Morning America/Sunday”
    • Executive Producer “World News Now”
    • Senior Producer, Special Events including OJ Simpson trial and Oklahoma City Bombing
    • Broadcast Producer “Turning Point” with Peter Jennings, Diane Sawyer, Barbara Walters and Meredith Vieira


    • Executive Producer “The News with Brian Williams”
  • CNBC
    • Senior Producer in charge of CNBC Primetime including responsibility for “Rivera Live”, MSNBC’s “Hardball”, National Geographic “Explorer”
    • Executive Producer “Upfront Tonight with Geraldo Rivera”
    • WNBC TV New York, News Director
    • WRC TV, Washington DC, News Director 


  • 2 George Foster Peabody Awards
  •  Investigative reporting, WNBC, KCET California Connected & SoCal Connected
  • 5 Columbia duPont Awards
  • Investigative reporting, ABC News, KCET California Connected and SoCal Connected
  • 25 Emmys
  • National at ABC News & NBC News, KCET, WNBC

3 Headliner, 2 Murrow, 2 Gracies, RTNDA, local awards throughout Southern California including LA Press Club,and Best new show from LA Magazine