Santa Clara University

Courses taught:
Sports Media Production Practicum (COMM 195)

Paul Hammons

Lecturer

B.A. in Psychology, U.C.L.A., 1972

California Department of Education Teaching Credentials, U.C.L.A., 1975

Paul Hammons began his 35-year professional career as a film editor at ABC in Los Angeles in the News and Programming Departments. He also worked at NBC, CBS and various studios as a freelance editor, cameraman, technical director, director, writer and producer. He shot camera during the war in El Salvador, traveled widely as an editor for various network assignments and was the helicopter cameraman for "Chopper 2". Hammons came to New York as a producer, writer and director for NBC Sports in 1981. He wrote, produced, designed and directed openings for the Super Bowl, World Series, Wimbledon and NCAA Basketball. He also wrote, produced, designed and directed the advertising, commercials and presentations for NBC Sports. He has been honored with two Peabody Awards and several national and local Emmy Awards as well as a national WGA Award, New York Film Festival Awards and Golden Mike Awards, among others. Hammons recently retired from NBC and taught writing and television news production at Fordham University, graphic design at Iona College as well as graphic design, editing and news production at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He is also on the faculty at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut in their Interactive Media Graduate School teaching online courses in Internet Ethics and Policy.