About Jerry McCormick

2011-0818-jerrymccormick0071.jpgReliable, dedicated, and results-driven.

My name is Jerry Mccormick. I’m an Emmy winning producer and communications professional with 28 years of combined experience in broadcast, print journalism, and public relations.

Today, I work as a Senior Public Information Officer for the City of San Diego. My job is to manage the media coverage for the City’s water department.

In additional to my role with the City, I’m educating the next generation of journalists. As an Adjunct Professor at San Diego City College, I advise the college’s student newspaper The City Times and teach News Writing and Reporting. I’m also an Adjunct Professor at Southwestern College in Chula Vista.

Between 2015 and 2017, I worked as an Associate Producer for the 4, 5, 6, and 10 p.m. broadcasts at Fox 5 San Diego. In 2014 I served as an Executive producer at KOIN 6 News in Portland, Ore. At KOIN I oversaw the station’s morning broadcast and lifted that broadcast from fourth place to third place. I also managed a staff of 12 including young producers.

Prior to KOIN, I produced and wrote for NBC San Diego. There I covered everything, from major political scandals to some of the nation’s biggest stories.

I’m the founding president of the San Diego Association of Black Journalists, which in its 18 years of existence has sent over 50 plus students to colleges and universities across the country.

I’m proficient in all forms of social media ranging from Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter and an expert in Microsoft Office Platform, INews, and Status/Grass Valley. I have a working knowledge of Final Cut Pro and other editing software. I can also do basic web and page design using the Drupal and Photoshop platforms.