For more than 34 years, Chuck Emmert has been on the leading edge of the digital ‘video journalist’ revolution. During this time, he has advocated for creating critical viewers and taking the art of storytelling to the masses. His work has included the complete conversion of a photojournalist staff at KPNX channel 12 in the Phoenix television news market to a storytelling tour de force, with the team garnering over 100 Emmy® Awards in the process. Chuck has been the principle videographer on overseas documentary projects including segments in hostile areas like North Korea. Emmert is credited with pilot Jerry Foster in pioneering helicopter news coverage in the country’s first live airborne camera platform, SKY-12. Following his work at KPNX, Chuck worked in partnership with the Arizona Game and Fish Department supervising a staff of videographer and hosting the Arizona Wildlife Views TV show, directing this team of Emmy-award winning storytellers to celebrate the diverse native animal life in the desert southwest.
Currently, he has implemented the storytelling-driven programming philosophy with know99 Television in Phoenix, Arizona, a youth and education orientated cable channel. At know99, Emmert has perfected his video mentoring program, creating an advanced videography curriculum for gifted high school and college student video journalists. Emmert is in the classroom as well, serving as adjunct professor teaching videography with the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communication.
Emmert has been married to Patty Emmert since 1984 with three children. Chuck also enjoys bicycling, tennis, food and music.