My favorite thing to do is capture and tell real-life stories through video. A very close second is enabling and teaching others to do so.
I excel at organizing and leading multimedia teams. I lead through humility, motivation and an obsession with staying organized.
This is my personal site. This is my professional site. It’s all here. I spent years dividing my online presence between personal and professional. It just didn’t make sense.
My work, my life and my personality don’t have walls between them. They’re all part of me.
I hope this site reflects that concept.
I’ve worked in television news as a reporter, anchor and weatherman for seven years before stepping into the world of character-driven video profiles under the direction of The New York Times Regional Media Group’s TimesDaily newspaper in Florence, Alabama.
My work has been recognized by organizations like The New York Times, National Press Photographers Association, Southern Newspaper Publishers Association and Society of Professional Journalists.
I enjoy studying human psychology, behavior and motivations.
What’s the difference between what we say, mean and think?
I try to surround myself with positive and inspiring ideas.
I enjoy leading multimedia teams and finding new ways to tell stories.
I work with motivation and humility.
I thrive on creative innovation.
Some quick facts about me:
- I have too many pets.
- I love finding new ways to stay organized.
- I dabble in standup comedy.
- I am the world’s biggest Randy Travis and David Letterman fan.
Here is what some very kind people have said about me and my work:
“Brandon is simply one of the most multi-talented and creative journalists in the business.”
Web Editor, WCPO-TV
“A model for videographers at other papers within our Regional Media Group.”
-Arthur O. Sulzberger, Jr.
Chairman and Publisher, The New York Times Company
“He’s a remarkable storyteller. He’s too good for TV. Newspapers don’t understand his importance. Yet. He could very well define what it means to be a great journalist in the new media age if he doesn’t get bored with its rules and mediocre mid-managers and move onto something else. I’ve written 500 letters of recommendation for former students. No one tops Brandon Ross. I’d bet the farm on this guy. Contact me and I’ll tell you why.”
-Dr. Ralph Braseth
Student Media Manager and Clinical Professor of Journalism, Loyola University Chicago
“Great work ethic. A perpetual learner. Our best video producer.”
Director, Marketing and Communications, Florida Polytechnic University
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