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Broadcast Journalism Department

Fred Silverman Fred Silverman
Broadcast Journalism Chair

Fred Silverman has produced television in 34 states and 10 countries. His programs have been seen on A & E, Discovery, Fox, History, Travel, CBS and more. Prior to teaching at NYFA, he was Chief Creative Officer for Animus Entertainment, responsible for creative direction for all aspects of programming, advertising and marketing. Animus created television shows in the health and wellness genre, plus consulted for international television networks and global programming companies. For five years he created original television programming, including news programs and specials for WTVJ, the NBC owned and operated station in Miami. Over the course of ten years at Miami's WSVN, he was responsible for original programming, special projects including news series and event coverage, as well as produced daily newscasts.

Bill Einreinhofer Bill Einreinhofer
Chair Emeritus

Bill Einreinhofer is the Chair Emeritus and Advisor of the Broadcast Journalism department at the New York Film Academy.

An Emmy Award-winning producer/director/writer, he has developed and produced programming for PBS ("PBS NewsHour"), ABC ("Good Morning America"), CBS ("60 Minutes"), Discovery (Spacewalkers: The Ultimate High-Wire Act, Cathedrals of the Sky) and HBO (Diary of a Red Planet). Most recently, he was Producer/Director Shanghai 1937: Where World War II Began. This hour-long documentary was seen on 200+ American Public Television stations, sold to international broadcasters and is available on multiple streaming services including Amazon Prime.

He conceived and supervised production of "INNOVATION", public television’s long-running health, science and technology news series. He was also Series Producer of Beyond Beijing, a four-part documentary series tied to the 2008 Summer Olympics. That series was broadcast in 43 countries, and seen by 250+ million viewers.

Bill Einreinhofer was formerly Senior Producer of New Jersey Nightly News, a co-production of New Jersey Network and WNET/Thirteen (New York). Later he was an Executive Producer at WNET/Thirteen. He produced, directed and wrote So Very Far From Home, a one-hour documentary telling the real-life stories that formed the basis of Steven Spielberg’s epic film Empire of the Sun. In addition, he has partnered with well-known international broadcasters including NHK (Japan), the ABC (Australia), TVGlobo (Brazil), SMG (China) SVT1 (Sweden) and ZDF (Germany).

Prior to joining the New York Film Academy, he was an Adjunct Professor in the Communications department at Felician College in Rutherford, NJ. He has also taught at Rutgers University, Parsons School for Design and Saint Peter’s College, as well as conducted seminars for international journalists at the United Nations and East China Normal University in Shanghai.

Bill Einreinhofer holds an MA in Communication Arts from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and a BA in History from Saint Peter’s College – Jersey City, NJ. He is a member of the Directors Guild of America, the Society of Professional Journalists and the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. He has served as a Juror for the National News and Documentary Emmy Awards, and the International Emmy Awards.

Robert Ferraro Robert Ferraro

Robert Ferraro is an Emmy award-winning television news producer with more than 40-years experience in both local and national news at the NBC and ABC television networks. He earned distinction as a broadcast news writer and editor, special reports producer, broadcast line producer, and long form and documentary producer.

Mr. Ferraro also served in the U.S. Peace Corps in Panama, and since his retirement has taught Broadcast News Production at Purchase College, Purchase, NY, and the New York Film Academy.

John Fider John Fider

John Fider was formerly Vice President of Production Operations at ABC News. He was Technical Director for ABC Television Network Olympics, Special Events and Election coverage from 1976 until 1989. He is a seven-time Emmy Award winner, as well as a recipient of the prestigious Alfred I. DuPont award, and a member of the Directors Guild of America. He served as Director of Broadcast Operations at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where he directed Columbia News Tonight.

John Fider Evgenia Vlasova

Evgenia Vlasova is an instructor in Broadcast Journalism, Personal Journalism and Digital Editing. In addition, in 2020 she co-taught a three-week online Journalism Summer School for 22 early career Russian journalists, and a week-long in-person media training workshop for 20 accomplished TV professionals in Kazakhstan. (Both projects were funded by the U.S. State Department.) She co-produced and edited Shanghai 1937: Where World War II Began, a feature documentary which was broadcast by 200+ U.S. Public TV stations, as well as internationally. Prior to moving to New York, for seven years she co-anchored and co-produced an award winning morning show on Channel 6TV in Khabarovsk, Russia. She began her professional career with Radio Europa Plus.

John Fider Daniel Hernandez-Alonzo

Daniel Hernandez-Alonzo has worked with a wide range of cameras including, but not limited to: Canon C300, Canon C100, Sony FS7, Sony FS5, Sony A7sii, Red Epic, Red Scarlet, Red Dragon, Black Magic, Arriflex S, Arriflex SR, Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panasonic H Series, Aaton. He teaches Hands-on Camera, which includes the study of advanced lighting and grip equipment. As a freelance camera operator/director of photography, he has worked on numerous documentaries, commercials and news stories. His work has been seen on Telemundo and Univision. He holds a BFA in Film/Video with honors from the School of Visual Arts. He has also studied at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México in México City.

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