About Jerry McCormick

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My name is Jerry Mccormick. I’m an Emmy winning producer and communications professional with 30 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 economic development department.

In additional to my role with the City, I’m educating the next generation of journalists. Starting in Fall 2020, I will be teaching T.V., writing, and producing as part of San Diego State’s Journalism and Media Studies department. As a Program Advisor and Adjunct Professor at San Diego City College, I advised the college’s student newspaper The City Times and taught News Writing and Reporting. I’m was 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 60+ students to colleges and universities across the country. This chapter celebrated it’s 20th year in 2020.

I’m proficient in all forms of social media ranging from Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter and an expert in Microsoft Office, INews, and ENPS. I’m an amateur photographer and video editor and have a working knowledge of Final Cut Pro and other editing software. I can also do basic web and page design and Adobe Creative Suite.