Meet Our Team
Executive Director – Daniel Murphy
News Director – Rachel Painter
Assistant News Director – Zoe Barajaz
Weather Director – Kolton Woods
Assistant Weather Director – Mason Gleva
Sports Director – John Williams
Productions Director – Konnor Stump
Programming Director – Sebastian Zieniewicz
Video Editing Director – RJ Knoerr
Business and Advertising Director – Keaton Lewis
Digital Director – Carly Bodinus
Faculty Adviser – Ron Blatz
Ron Blatz joined Valparaiso University in the fall of 2014 as the Temporary VUTV Advisor and Studio Manager. Ron became the Permanent Faculty Advisor for VUTV and Studio Manager in 2015 on a part time basis. In October 2016, Ron was promoted to Faculty Advisor for VUTV, Studio Manager and HLN/ESPN Broadcast Coordinator. In September 2017 Ron accepted a promotion to full time with Valparaiso University with the title of Faculty Advisor for VUTV, Studio Manager and Broadcast & Streaming Manager.
In Ron’s broadcasting career he has worked for a number of TV stations throughout the Midwest including, WEHT, WNDU and WYIN, just to name a few. Ron has worked as a director/producer, master control operator and supervisor, floor director, camera operator and all production positions in-between.
Ron resides in Valparaiso with his wife, of over 15 years, Tami and their fur babies Bella and Willow. In his off time Ron likes fishing, attending NASCAR races, and spending time with his family and friends. Ron and Tami also own their own DJ Service, Music-N-Motion Mobile DJ Service.