fresno, Texas, USA, 77545
About Me: Ted A. Irving, June 2006 Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund Fellow, is a 1992 graduate of Sam Houston State University with a BFA in Fine Arts and a Master of Arts in Communications from Texas Southern University. Ted has worked in the television industry for over eleven years. Most of those years were spent in the world of television news and sports. Prior to teaching with the Fort Bend school district Ted was a broadcast instructor with the Jack Yates High School Communications Magnet program, from 1994 to 1996. In addition, before going independent and into teaching, Ted worked as a sports photographer for KRIV Fox 26 an owned-an-operated station. Prior to that Ted has worked as a news editor for ABC KTRK Channel 13 and NBC Channel 2. With Hightower, Ted has accomplished many goals, including one Emmy, one Summit Award, 14 National Telly Awards, two of which are Silver Awards…all won by students. He was also awarded the 2002/2003 Hightower Teacher of the Year and the HAABSE (Houston Area Alliance of Black School Educators) secondary Teacher of the Year Award. As a freelancer, Ted has edited and videotaped for Court TV, The Black Family Channel owned by Evander Holyfield & Marlon Jackson, and Black Entertainment TV. Ted’s cinematic work includes two documentaries. His first , Burning Sands, centered around hazing in fraternities and the second, completed April, 2006, Gus & Rose: Reflections of Katrina and the Big Easy, focused on the plight of an elderly couple after losing their life’s’ belongings to Hurricane Katrina. Current projects for 2007 include another feature film and work for PBS and their updated Eyes on the Prize web video series. During the Fall of 2008, the Media Academy was awarded a $2,500.00 Captain Planet Foundation grant. It will be used for students to produce a documentary on on wetlands in Fort Bend County. January 2009,the Media Academy was honored as a Master Mind program by the Houston Press. The award was a $2,000 prize and plaque. February of 2009 was another highlight as the Media Academy received a $5,000.00 technology grant from Best Buy. For more information on Ted, visit his personal website at www.tedtv.tv.
Awards: 2001 Texas Regional Emmy 2006 Japan Fulbright