University Partnership Gives Local Television Producer Best Angle on Her Career

Being a producer on a local television show conjures up images of someone sitting back and calling all the shots.

It’s a nice ideal, but the reality is "being a producer for the ‘That’s Life with Robin Swoboda’ is an all-encompassing job," said Rachel Stephens. All encompassing means Stephens does what ever is necessary for the show to run smoothly.

Like brainstorming ideas, contacting potential guests, scheduling guests, hosting the guests when they arrive ("Which includes making coffee!"), making sure all six segments of the show go off without a hitch, preparing any necessary props for the guest. And when one show is all done, preparing for the next day’s show becomes the priority – including going out with a cameraman to shoot video for feature packages.

"That’s Life with Robin Swoboda" can be seen from 10-11 a.m., Monday through Friday on FOX8. As a producer, Stephens said she works from about 7 a.m. to 4:30 or 5 p.m. Throw in an occasional late night or weekend shoot and the glamorous television life quickly becomes the hectic television life. "The day goes super fast because there is never any down time," she said.

Stephens, 22, of LaGrange, started her college career as a post-secondary enrollment options student at LCCC during her junior and senior year of high school then continued on at LCCC. She then transferred to the communications program at Ohio University through the LCCC University Partnership program. She graduated in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in communications from OU.

"I am certain I would not have gotten this job without LCCC and the University Partnership program,” Stephens said.

Her LCCC experience included an internship with FOX8 during one summer semester. "I was able to graduate early and this set me up perfectly for the opportunity at FOX 8," she said.

But the best part of her LCCC/University Partnership experience is the lack of debt from any college loans.

"I have no debt. Talk about a big relief. I graduated with a four-year degree without ever taking out a college loan. My parents are still amazed," she said. "While taking classes at LCCC and the UP I was able to work part-time, and get out into the professional world in my chosen career."

For more information on LCCC’s University Partnership program with Ohio University, or any of the 27 bachelor’s or 12 master’s degrees offered through the UP, call 1-800-995-5222 (extension 4949). Or visit www.lorainccc.edu/up

It’s a nice ideal, but the reality is "being a producer for the ‘That’s Life with Robin Swoboda’ is an all-encompassing job," said Rachel Stephens. All encompassing means Stephens does what ever is necessary for the show to run smoothly.

Like brainstorming ideas, contacting potential guests, scheduling guests, hosting the guests when they arrive ("Which includes making coffee!"), making sure all six segments of the show go off without a hitch, preparing any necessary props for the guest. And when one show is all done, preparing for the next day’s show becomes the priority – including going out with a cameraman to shoot video for feature packages.

"That’s Life with Robin Swoboda" can be seen from 10-11 a.m., Monday through Friday on FOX8. As a producer, Stephens said she works from about 7 a.m. to 4:30 or 5 p.m. Throw in an occasional late night or weekend shoot and the glamorous television life quickly becomes the hectic television life. "The day goes super fast because there is never any down time," she said.

Stephens, 22, of LaGrange, started her college career as a post-secondary enrollment options student at LCCC during her junior and senior year of high school then continued on at LCCC. She then transferred to the communications program at Ohio University through the LCCC University Partnership program. She graduated in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in communications from OU.

"I am certain I would not have gotten this job without LCCC and the University Partnership program,” Stephens said.

Her LCCC experience included an internship with FOX8 during one summer semester. "I was able to graduate early and this set me up perfectly for the opportunity at FOX 8," she said.

But the best part of her LCCC/University Partnership experience is the lack of debt from any college loans.

"I have no debt. Talk about a big relief. I graduated with a four-year degree without ever taking out a college loan. My parents are still amazed," she said. "While taking classes at LCCC and the UP I was able to work part-time, and get out into the professional world in my chosen career."

For more information on LCCC’s University Partnership program with Ohio University, or any of the 27 bachelor’s or 12 master’s degrees offered through the UP, call 1-800-995-5222 (extension 4949). Or visit www.lorainccc.edu/up

University Partnership Gives Local Television Producer Best Angle on Her Career

Being a producer on a local television show conjures up images of someone sitting back and calling all the shots.

It’s a nice ideal, but the reality is "being a producer for the ‘That’s Life with Robin Swoboda’ is an all-encompassing job," said Rachel Stephens. All encompassing means Stephens does what ever is necessary for the show to run smoothly.

Like brainstorming ideas, contacting potential guests, scheduling guests, hosting the guests when they arrive ("Which includes making coffee!"), making sure all six segments of the show go off without a hitch, preparing any necessary props for the guest. And when one show is all done, preparing for the next day’s show becomes the priority – including going out with a cameraman to shoot video for feature packages.

"That’s Life with Robin Swoboda" can be seen from 10-11 a.m., Monday through Friday on FOX8. As a producer, Stephens said she works from about 7 a.m. to 4:30 or 5 p.m. Throw in an occasional late night or weekend shoot and the glamorous television life quickly becomes the hectic television life. "The day goes super fast because there is never any down time," she said.

Stephens, 22, of LaGrange, started her college career as a post-secondary enrollment options student at LCCC during her junior and senior year of high school then continued on at LCCC. She then transferred to the communications program at Ohio University through the LCCC University Partnership program. She graduated in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in communications from OU.

"I am certain I would not have gotten this job without LCCC and the University Partnership program,” Stephens said.

Her LCCC experience included an internship with FOX8 during one summer semester. "I was able to graduate early and this set me up perfectly for the opportunity at FOX 8," she said.

But the best part of her LCCC/University Partnership experience is the lack of debt from any college loans.

"I have no debt. Talk about a big relief. I graduated with a four-year degree without ever taking out a college loan. My parents are still amazed," she said. "While taking classes at LCCC and the UP I was able to work part-time, and get out into the professional world in my chosen career."

For more information on LCCC’s University Partnership program with Ohio University, or any of the 27 bachelor’s or 12 master’s degrees offered through the UP, call 1-800-995-5222 (extension 4949). Or visit www.lorainccc.edu/up

It’s a nice ideal, but the reality is "being a producer for the ‘That’s Life with Robin Swoboda’ is an all-encompassing job," said Rachel Stephens. All encompassing means Stephens does what ever is necessary for the show to run smoothly.

Like brainstorming ideas, contacting potential guests, scheduling guests, hosting the guests when they arrive ("Which includes making coffee!"), making sure all six segments of the show go off without a hitch, preparing any necessary props for the guest. And when one show is all done, preparing for the next day’s show becomes the priority – including going out with a cameraman to shoot video for feature packages.

"That’s Life with Robin Swoboda" can be seen from 10-11 a.m., Monday through Friday on FOX8. As a producer, Stephens said she works from about 7 a.m. to 4:30 or 5 p.m. Throw in an occasional late night or weekend shoot and the glamorous television life quickly becomes the hectic television life. "The day goes super fast because there is never any down time," she said.

Stephens, 22, of LaGrange, started her college career as a post-secondary enrollment options student at LCCC during her junior and senior year of high school then continued on at LCCC. She then transferred to the communications program at Ohio University through the LCCC University Partnership program. She graduated in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in communications from OU.

"I am certain I would not have gotten this job without LCCC and the University Partnership program,” Stephens said.

Her LCCC experience included an internship with FOX8 during one summer semester. "I was able to graduate early and this set me up perfectly for the opportunity at FOX 8," she said.

But the best part of her LCCC/University Partnership experience is the lack of debt from any college loans.

"I have no debt. Talk about a big relief. I graduated with a four-year degree without ever taking out a college loan. My parents are still amazed," she said. "While taking classes at LCCC and the UP I was able to work part-time, and get out into the professional world in my chosen career."

For more information on LCCC’s University Partnership program with Ohio University, or any of the 27 bachelor’s or 12 master’s degrees offered through the UP, call 1-800-995-5222 (extension 4949). Or visit www.lorainccc.edu/up

University Partnership Gives Local Television Producer Best Angle on Her Career

Being a producer on a local television show conjures up images of someone sitting back and calling all the shots.

It’s a nice ideal, but the reality is "being a producer for the ‘That’s Life with Robin Swoboda’ is an all-encompassing job," said Rachel Stephens. All encompassing means Stephens does what ever is necessary for the show to run smoothly.

Like brainstorming ideas, contacting potential guests, scheduling guests, hosting the guests when they arrive ("Which includes making coffee!"), making sure all six segments of the show go off without a hitch, preparing any necessary props for the guest. And when one show is all done, preparing for the next day’s show becomes the priority – including going out with a cameraman to shoot video for feature packages.

"That’s Life with Robin Swoboda" can be seen from 10-11 a.m., Monday through Friday on FOX8. As a producer, Stephens said she works from about 7 a.m. to 4:30 or 5 p.m. Throw in an occasional late night or weekend shoot and the glamorous television life quickly becomes the hectic television life. "The day goes super fast because there is never any down time," she said.

Stephens, 22, of LaGrange, started her college career as a post-secondary enrollment options student at LCCC during her junior and senior year of high school then continued on at LCCC. She then transferred to the communications program at Ohio University through the LCCC University Partnership program. She graduated in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in communications from OU.

"I am certain I would not have gotten this job without LCCC and the University Partnership program,” Stephens said.

Her LCCC experience included an internship with FOX8 during one summer semester. "I was able to graduate early and this set me up perfectly for the opportunity at FOX 8," she said.

But the best part of her LCCC/University Partnership experience is the lack of debt from any college loans.

"I have no debt. Talk about a big relief. I graduated with a four-year degree without ever taking out a college loan. My parents are still amazed," she said. "While taking classes at LCCC and the UP I was able to work part-time, and get out into the professional world in my chosen career."

For more information on LCCC’s University Partnership program with Ohio University, or any of the 27 bachelor’s or 12 master’s degrees offered through the UP, call 1-800-995-5222 (extension 4949). Or visit www.lorainccc.edu/up

It’s a nice ideal, but the reality is "being a producer for the ‘That’s Life with Robin Swoboda’ is an all-encompassing job," said Rachel Stephens. All encompassing means Stephens does what ever is necessary for the show to run smoothly.

Like brainstorming ideas, contacting potential guests, scheduling guests, hosting the guests when they arrive ("Which includes making coffee!"), making sure all six segments of the show go off without a hitch, preparing any necessary props for the guest. And when one show is all done, preparing for the next day’s show becomes the priority – including going out with a cameraman to shoot video for feature packages.

"That’s Life with Robin Swoboda" can be seen from 10-11 a.m., Monday through Friday on FOX8. As a producer, Stephens said she works from about 7 a.m. to 4:30 or 5 p.m. Throw in an occasional late night or weekend shoot and the glamorous television life quickly becomes the hectic television life. "The day goes super fast because there is never any down time," she said.

Stephens, 22, of LaGrange, started her college career as a post-secondary enrollment options student at LCCC during her junior and senior year of high school then continued on at LCCC. She then transferred to the communications program at Ohio University through the LCCC University Partnership program. She graduated in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in communications from OU.

"I am certain I would not have gotten this job without LCCC and the University Partnership program,” Stephens said.

Her LCCC experience included an internship with FOX8 during one summer semester. "I was able to graduate early and this set me up perfectly for the opportunity at FOX 8," she said.

But the best part of her LCCC/University Partnership experience is the lack of debt from any college loans.

"I have no debt. Talk about a big relief. I graduated with a four-year degree without ever taking out a college loan. My parents are still amazed," she said. "While taking classes at LCCC and the UP I was able to work part-time, and get out into the professional world in my chosen career."

For more information on LCCC’s University Partnership program with Ohio University, or any of the 27 bachelor’s or 12 master’s degrees offered through the UP, call 1-800-995-5222 (extension 4949). Or visit www.lorainccc.edu/up

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