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Faces of Across the Fence

Judy Simpson

Judy Simpson

Host Extraordinaire

Judy is the daily host of Across the Fence and a reporter with WCAX-TV. She is a graduate of Boston University and during her broadcast journalism career which has spanned nearly 30 years, she has been an anchor, producer, news director and reporter. Her vast knowledge of Vermont and Vermonters makes her an essential member of the ATF production team.

Will Mikell

Will Mikell

Producer

will.mikell@uvm.edu

Will became the producer of Across the Fence in 2002 upon the retirement of long-time producer Lyn Jarvis. Scheduling guests, story and script development, and program selection are among the many roles Will has in the production of our daily episodes. Before taking the ATF producer’s position, he was a writer for UVM Communications and a reporter at WCAX-TV from 1985-2000. Will is a native Vermonter and a graduate of St. Lawrence University.

Keith Silva

Keith Silva

Associate Producer

keith.silva@uvm.edu

Keith has the enviable task of telling stories about the people and places that make Vermont Vermont. After graduating from Norwich University in 1995, he began
working for Across the Fence as a videographer and editor.
As he transitioned from being behind the camera to being
in front of it (something he once said he ‘would never do’)
Keith learned to incorporate his skills as a visual storyteller
into being an on-location reporter and producer.

 

 

 

Becky Gollin

Becky Gollin

Photographer/Editor

rebecca.gollin@uvm.edu

In 2010 Across the Fence welcomed Becky Gollin as a full-time member of the team as a videographer, editor, and reporter. She has been with ATF since 2007, and has expanded on her reporting of Extension topics and stories for it. She was already a familiar face to some within our organization as she had been working in the Center for Sustainable Agriculture. Becky is a graduate of the University of Vermont.

 

Jeanne Keefe

Jeanne Keefe

Viewer Relations and Video Distribution

jeanne.keefe@uvm.edu

Jeanne began working for UVM Extension and the 4-H Program in 2002. In 2006, she joined the Across the Fence team to provide administrative and customer service support to the program. She enjoys speaking with the guests, taking calls from viewers, making copies of the program, and the wide variety of topics that the show covers. While she has been in front of the Across the Fence camera, she prefers her role behind the scenes!

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