Web and Technology Coordinator
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 "CBS Chopper 2". Hammons came to New York as a creative director, producer, writer and director for NBC Sports in 1981. He wrote, produced, designed and directed openings for the Super Bowl, World Series, Wimbledon, World Championship of Track and Field and NCAA Basketball. He also conceived, wrote, designed and directed the advertising, commercials and corporate presentations for NBC Sports. After transferring to the News Division at NBC as a broadcast producer he designed, produced, directed and was the copy editor for the network's news graphics. Hammons also was tasked with working with the affiliate stations as a consultant and mentored correspondents and new hires in various aspects of television production. He has been honored with three 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. He was a producer and creative consultant to the 1984 U.S. Olympic Committee, C-SPAN and the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service.
He 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 as an Adjunct Professor. Previously, he was on the faculty at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut in their Interactive Media Graduate School teaching online courses in Internet Ethics and Policy. He was an Adjunct Lecturer for the English Department, a media consultant and producer for the Santa Clara University Athletic Department, guest lecturer at the Law School, the School of Engineering and was one of the advisors to the Leavey School of Business Marketing Club.
He holds a B.A. in Psychology from U.C.L.A., 1972, and has California Department of Education Teaching Credentials (3) from U.C.L.A., 1975.