Facts are the foundation of good news reporting. But there's an art to good storytelling. And, if a picture paints a thousand words, video can provide an even clearer and more complete picture for a story. Dean Giagni has been providing such creative insight at NEWS10 for more than eight years. Prior to his current job as a photographer and editor, Dean ran art galleries (and restaurants) in New York City, Philadelphia and Detroit.
Dean puts that artistic eye to work every day as he searches for and edits video for the noon, 4 and 5 pm shows. But television news is constantly evolving and so have Dean's job duties. He's also responsible for maintaining our video archive of stories so that everyone can find the file video they need. In fact, Dean has become part librarian and archivist with our transition from tape to digital.
When asked what he likes most about his job, Dean says, "I really like knowing what's happening. I'm kind of an information junkie. My wife doesn't watch the news, she says it's too easy to get it from me! I also really like the crew of people we work with."
When he's not at work, Dean enjoys spending time with his wife and kids. It's also fitting that in his spare time, he loves to write and produce short films. Remember his name because you just might see it in the credits of a film one of these days!
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