Thomas Baldrick (www.baldrick.com)
1657 S. Villas Lane, Chandler, AZ 85286 email: email@example.com 480.415.8610 (cell)
• 7-Time Emmy Award winning reporter/producer/writer/host with more 25 years of media success across television, radio, publishing, and internet content development.
• Gifted creatively, with versatile skills in areas of marketing and communications.
• Accomplished speaker, philanthropist/humanitarian, author of two books.
• Blessed and honored to be “Daddy” of Julian, my 4-year old son.
2009 – Independent Internet Marketing Consultant. Content development specialist in video production, copywriting, Google Local Search Optimization campaigns.
2009 – OncuView.TV – Host/writer of newly launched online news channel designed for oncologists and cancer care practitioners.
2009 – Today Publications, San Tan Valley, AZ. Freelance reporter for newspaper chain.
2008 – Chandler-SanTan Magazine, Chandler, AZ. Columnist for the monthly publication.
2007-08 Hispanics Today, Washington, DC. Producer/writer on business/ lifestyles TV series.
2006- 08 MoneyTrack, San Francisco, CA. Producer/writer on PBS financial investing TV series.
2006-07 News 92.3 KTAR, Phoenix, AZ. Radio Talk Show Fill-in Guest-Host.
2006-08 AZ-TV, Phoenix, AZ. TV Talk Show Host. Guest-host on “The Pat McMahon Show.”
2006 – Bayada Nurses, Moorestown, NJ. Wrote, produced, and directed six-chapter DVD showcasing “The Bayada Way” of extraordinary home health care. Still doing updates in 2010.
2004–05 Sovereign Bank, Reading, PA. Communications Consultant for Senior Management.
2003-05 EHS Technologies, Maple Shade, NJ. Communications Consultant developing, writing and producing government projects for the U.S. Navy and U.S. Department of Defense.
2008 – ABC News, Los Angeles, CA. Field producer.
2000-06 ABC News, New York, NY. Field producer for World News Tonight,Good Morning America, This Week with George Stephanopolous, Prime Time, 20/20, and live Special Reports.
1999-2007 OIC of America, Phila. PA. Consultant/video producer for faith-based non-profit.
1992 – North Star Creative, Washington Crossing, PA. Producer/writer of marketing videos for pharmaceutical clients. Anchor and write live daily newscasts at pharmaceutical conferences.
1982-2010 NBC 10, Philadelphia, PA. Staff television producer/reporter/writer in programming and sports until 1990. Freelance producer/writer of on-air special projects since 1990.
Thomas Baldrick: Personal and Professional Highlights:
(2009) 8-year old commits Double Homicide – Repeatedly scored exclusive stories and interviews covering this Arizona tragedy for Diane Sawyer on ABC’s Good Morning America.
(2008) Winner of prestigious national Telly Award for feature piece I wrote and produced on television/film actor, Tony Plana which aired on nationally syndicated show, Hispanics Today.
(2007) Expanded “Automania,” an annual Philly Auto Show television special I developed, wrote, and produced for NBC 10 from a half-hour into a one-hour special.
(2006) “Daddy” – Discovered unconditional love with the birth of my baby boy, Julian.
(2005) Home in Arizona – Moved to Chandler, AZ from Philadelphia, PA.
(2005) Kindness Beats Blindness – Created unique community service program in which 500 students blindfolded themselves for a day to benefit the Foundation Fighting Blindness. Featured by Charles Gibson on ABC’s Good Morning America.
(2005) Sovereign Book Bank – Helped to collect more than 40,000 books for needy children during the holiday season, more than doubling the previous high of 19,000 books in 2004.
(2003) A Million & One Ways to Celebrate A Child – Authored book celebrating the joy and beauty of children. Winner of I-Parenting Award in 2004.
(2003) Todd M. Beamer Foundation – Served as host and keynote speaker of Heroic Choices retreats for New York City children suffering severe trauma such as losing family members in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
(2003) Broadway Philly Style – Wrote and produced Emmy Award-winning NBC 10 television special showcasing Broadway entertainment from New York to Philadelphia.
(2003) A Step Toward Independence – Created, wrote and produced educational one-hour video on hip and knee joint replacement surgery. Hosted by Hugh Downs.
(2003) The Magnificent 7 – Landed exclusive for ABC’s Good Morning America with U.S. Army Sgt. James Riley in the first media interview with an American POW in Iraq.
(2002) The 9-11 Wall of Hope – Created 50’ display showcasing drawings, thoughts, poems and prayers of children from Families of Flight 93 and others. Unveiled with PA Governor Mark Schweiker in Shanksville, PA on 9-11-02, and featured in his State of the State Address.
(2002-2004) THON – Stood for 48 straight hours (no sitting, no sleeping, no kidding) with Penn State students and donated book sales at the annual marathon to benefit children with cancer.
(2002) Miracle of the Miners – Selected by media peers to be the only television reporter live on the scene as the world watched the miracle rescue of the nine-trapped Pennsylvania coal miners.
Thomas Baldrick: Personal and Professional Highlights:
(2001) KIDS RULE! The Hopes and Dreams of 21st Century Children – Authored book featuring collection of the most important wishes from roughly 10,000 children.
(2000) Won Emmy Award as Outstanding Television Host in Mid-Atlantic Region.
(1997-99) Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon – Served as Philadelphia’s TV host.
(1991-1999) Philadelphia Mummers New Year’s Day Parade – Served as Host for 10-hour live television broadcast of the 100-plus year old tradition involving some 10,000 participants.
(1990) Won Emmy Award as Outstanding Sports Reporter in Mid-Atlantic Region.
(1990) Philly’s Michael Jack – Wrote and produced award-winning NBC 10 television special, hailed by the Philadelphia Daily News as “one of the finest programs in city TV history.”
(1990) Pete Rose – Landed only interview with the baseball star before he went to prison.
(1987) Dr. J – Won Emmy Award for Outstanding Entertainment Broadcast for look at the life and career of basketball legend, Julius Erving.
(1984) Won Emmy Award for Outstanding Documentary Program for One Day in the Delaware Valley, a unique, one-hour look at life in the Greater Philadelphia tri-state area.