Broadview Media is a creative media team in Montgomery, Alabama.
Rich Michaelson has been in media relations, commercial broadcast media and media consulting for the past thirty years. A native of Everett, Washington, he holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Auburn University.
He started his media career in the United States Air Force servicing 20 years in communications and audiovisual presentations field. After returning to civilian life he began working for the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama (EDPA) in Montgomery. Working with company like Mercedes, Boeing and Honda officials to coordinate company relocation announcements and groundbreaking ceremonies in Alabama.
He also worked closely with each of the last five governors on related media events. Additionally, he developed and formed the Business Center of Alabama’s Broadcast Center. This one of-a-kind facility was a satellite uplink and broadcast facility dedicated to business and corporate clients statewide. While at the Business Center he developed the first videoconferencing public meeting room in the city of Montgomery.
In 1999, Rich left the EDPA to work for the Business Council of Alabama (BCA). While there he formed the Alabama Business Broadcast Center and became its first Director. A year later he saw an opportunity to the relocate the Broadcast Center to a new facility and upgrade all the key equipment in the Alabama Center for Commerce Conference Center.
2004 another opportunity came which allowed changing company ownership to Raycom Media in a company buyout from the BCA. Raycom Media as a television broadcast group with over 3700 employees owns/operates 46 TV stations, 3 in Alabama; and Raycom Sports. In 2010 relocated studio and offices to the RSA headquarters building and completely up graded the entire production capability to full HD studio and post production and uplink capabilities.
Since becoming a part of Raycom Media, Rich has worked with many commercial broadcast networks, regional television stations and every news director in the in the state. His national media contacts include every major network along with cable news and local network affiliate.
At an early age, James had an affinity for using his parents’ old VHS camcorder. Two decades later he is now working at Broadview Media’s as its Assistant Director of videography, also serving as chief in-house editor.
James began editing as a DJ at his father’s skating rink. Unable to stop there, he was also the video editor for Eufaula High School news program, Tiger News. His senior class voted him “Most Creative” for their senior superlatives.
After graduating high school, he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the Art Institute of Atlanta, receiving Cum Laude and Best of Show at his graduating class’ portfolio show.
He specializes in a background of narrative storytelling, but brings with him live and pre-recorded television experience from his days at places like The Weather Channel, FamilyNet TV, and America’s Value Channel.
James is married to Patricia, and together they have a beautiful girl named Brooke.