Steve Shlisky grew up the Bay Area cities of Napa, Cupertino and Saratoga. At the age of twelve he shot and edited his first feature. After a brief stint in Southern California, Shlisky returned to the Bay Area to accept a job at KNTV in their mailroom and film departments. Currently he is a fulltime local programming producer/editor at KTVU and co-chairs Laney College’s Media Communications Department where he also lectures. He has produced and edited programs including the last 19 years of The Chinese New Year’s Parade, all 8 years of Legends of the Bay, My 20th Century, Our Town and The Great American Toy Test. A 12-time Emmy® award recipient, Shlisky has received six RTNDA awards, AP’s Mark Twain Award, seven Tellys, seven Joey Awards, plus numerous other honors for producing, editing and writing. Shlisky has also produced videos for Maddie’s Fund, Hopalong Animal Rescue, InterPeace Global, and Opera Foundation. A mentor to many students, he chairs NATAS’ Education Committee, is a member of the Awards Committee, Alternate Trustee and the recipient of the Governors’ Service Medallion for Distinguished Service. Shlisky has a master’s degree from San Francisco’s State University’s BECA Department.