Georgia Fort makes history with launch of new TV Show
Georgia Fort is an Emmy-nominated journalist whose reporting has been featured on CNN, ABC, NBC, Fox and CBS affiliates. She has more followers than any other Twin Cities newscaster or TV host. She was one of only two journalists allowed in the courtroom for Derek Chauvin’s sentencing. Georgia's historic launch of the first independently produced TV Show hosted by a Black woman comes at a time when trust in traditional media is eroding. Here's the Truth with Georgia Fort is a weekly half-hour news program designed to bring Georgia's award-winning reporting to Television. The show has created new full-time media and storytelling positions. With contributions from the public Georgia was able to pay it forward by creating commercials for 10 Black and Brown owned businesses for free and airing their spots throughout the 12 weeks season. To continue supporting stories that build equity and amplify truth help make Season 2 possible by making a contribution today,
MEET THE TEAM
The creatives behind the show.
Producer | Rebecca Gilbuena-Johnson
Rebecca (Becca) is a news producer with 10 years media experience. Becca left mainstream media in 2015. She has since served as Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office public information officer, employee communication manager for both a global financial company and a Minnesota-based technology retailer. Most recently, Becca worked for a company full of brilliant scientists a global communications strategist and public relations manager. Becca is from Barnesville, MN. She graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead in 2008 with a degree in broadcast journalism. Becca is grateful to be on a team of people focused on listening, telling the truth, and amplifying the experiences of Black and brown Minnesotans.
Producer | Josh Cobb
Josh Cobb is an award winning multi-disciplinary producer and writer with a demonstrated history in news and creative storytelling. Cobb blends his detail oriented lens into celebrating and amplifying often overlooked cultures and characters. His unwavering commitment has been showcased through his work at YouthLens360, KMSP-TV, KSTP-TV, Insight News, and the Black News Channel. Having always harbored a talent for storytelling, Cobb discovered his own passion for news, video production, and filmmaking as a college undergraduate at St. Cloud State University. During his studies, Cobb began producing 30 minute news programs, shooting with his classmates, screenwriting, and was an on camera personality for several culture and sports programming. Now, Cobb is ecstatic to bring his passion and skill set to BLCK Press, an independent newsroom dedicated to telling transformational and authentic stories through the racial narrative that is often underreported in traditional media.
Lead Cinematographer | Ron Johnson
Ron has been pointing a camera at people and trying to tell stories with it since he was in 6th grade. The images he’s captured include: Kids laughing. Hairless cats. A year in the life of brilliant high-school debaters. Sunrises and sunsets. The heartbreak of a chosen family of skydivers. Too many waving pieces of crime scene tape in too many neighborhoods in too many cities. The meeting of an organ recipient and the mother of the donor who saved his life. A story about an adopted donkey being loved. He loves connecting one person to another through stories.
Cinematographer | Brian Few
Bio coming soon
Editor | Shari Hutar-Brochhausen
Is an experienced visual storyteller as a Producer, Directing and Editor working on commercials, independent films, documentaries, corporate videos and series. As a filmmaker it’s her job to tell a story, and to tell it in such a way that an audience finds it sufficiently compelling that it leads to understanding, discussion, learning and growth. Her list of award winning credits include national commercial projects for Marvin Windows, BigLots, Grocery Outlet, Thrivent and Brown Forman. Television content includes ShopNBC feature stories The Anthony Quinn Documentary, Carol M Baldwin Breast Cancer Special and Louie Anderson Live for HBO. Her latest adventure is the Access Water documentary that took her and her camera on a 45 day journey down the Ganges River in India with a team of 8 international woman explorers to document the water crisis of not only India but the world. Her collaborative nature of film making draws you into a world she likes to call home. She is a Director/Editor who works great with people and has attention to detail in a fast passed unscripted shoot. She has years of experience that bring passion and knack for her craft. She has that technical know how to best capture multiple things happening at the same time, while maintaining that high quality look and feel. Shari’s most admirable talent is to see the big picture in both work and life. She sees a project not only through the lens of her camera, but she has the vision to know how the pieces go together. Must be why her favorite word is imagine. Shari loves working on projects that are part of doing good in the world but also pushes her creatively. As CEO of Cutback Films, Shari is dedicated to giving back.