Our talented team of professionals can claim more than 100 years of experience on the local, state and national levels. Their skills behind the lens and in the editing suite are surpassed only by their ability to make producing a video a pleasant, positive experience for our clients.

Chris McElroyChris McElroy

Associate Director

Chris brings more than 20 years of experience as executive producer, director, editor, and videographer to his role at Michigan Media, including stints at Detroit Public Television and Michigan Public Media (MPM). His most recent position—as executive producer of the MPM televi­sion series Out of the Blue—enabled Chris to gain extensive famil­iarity with units across the university as the program highlighted the best of what Michigan has to offer. Chris attended Western Michigan University, where he earned a BA in Spanish.

Bob BergBob Berg

Executive Producer

As a producer/ director of photography and editor, for more than 35 years, Bob has earned numerous awards, including a National Emmy, 63 Regional Emmys, and the National Press Photographers Association Photographer of the Year—twice. He started his own company, Palindrome Productions, in 1997, and has worked in all aspects of production including as director of photography for independent films, newsmagazine shows, documentaries, and reality productions like ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” and Spike TV’s “Bar Rescue.” Since joining the talented crew at Michigan Media, Bob has been honored to work with many U-M departments, producing successful marketing and promotional films.

Karl ColeKarl Cole

Assistant Manager

Karl began his career in 2008 as a freelance camera operator at WFUM. He worked on the Michigan Television series “Out of the Blue” for three years as a grip, videographer, and audio technician. A Michigan Media employee since 2010, Karl graduated from from Western Michigan University with a BA in Broadcasting.

Jarrett Begick

Jarette Begick

Senior Producer

For 15 years, Jarrett has produced captivating content featuring celebrated scholars, innovators across industries, skilled students, and energetic TV hosts. Since joining UM in 2018, he’s created material that has helped to spotlight some of the University’s highest communications priorities, including the award-winning “This is Michigan” campaign, the Go Blue Guarantee, and national commercials, as well as identity material across U-M’s departments and divisions. He previously performed this role at the University of Chicago, collaborating throughout the institution to create short-form documentaries, global fundraising campaign videos, and news stories. Prior to working in higher education, he was a web producer for the Game Show Network, creating content for their social media channels, websites, and brand partners.

Ed HamlinEdward Hamlin

Senior Videographer

Ed brings to Michigan Media more than 26 years of experience as a videographer and field producer. His work for CNN, ESPN, and CBS’ 60 Minutes enabled him to gain extensive experience in remote production. He also enjoyed a busy freelance career, which included frequent cross-country. Ed earned a BS in Telecommunications and Film at Eastern Michigan University.

Robert Hays

Senior VideographerRobert Hays

After graduating from Eastern Michigan University Robert joined Michigan Media as a freelance videographer in 2016, and was hired full-time in 2018. In the interim Robert operated his own small production company producing videos for local businesses in the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti area. Since joining the team, Robert has been thrilled to provide quality camera and editing work to many of University of Michigan’s video initiatives such as, the “Go Blue Guarantee” program.