James C. Marshall, Station Manager

james.marshall@newbedford-ma.gov – (508) 979-1740

James became Station Manager for New Bedford Cable Network in the Fall of 2010. He is responsible for the day to day operations of all three channels, which include the Education Channel 9, Government Channel 18, and Public Access Channel, 95. He has a background in both television and radio, serving as Assignment Manager at Channel 6 in Providence for 7-years, and as Operation Director at radio station WBSM for 6-years. He has been honored for his work by both the Associated Press and the Massachusetts Broadcasters Association. He is a graduate of Emerson College. He lives in the city with his wife, Kim, and his children, Hannah, Abigayle and Seamus. James.Marshall@newbedford-ma.gov

Nanette Spoor, Clerk

nanettes@newbedford-ma.gov – (508) 961-3024

Since 2005 she’s been responsible for directing new and returning users of Cable Access to the right person who can assist them in all projects. She has a great working knowledge of what NBTV has to offer the public. Normally she is the first contact at NBCN. Please do not hesitate to call her with any questions you may have.

Dan Cabral, Program Director

dcabral@newbedford-ma.gov – (508) 979-1747

Dan is a New Bedford native who has been with New Bedford Cable Network since 1994. Dan has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications/Media from Fitchburg State College, and has been working in the television industry since 1993.

Charlene Rocha-Arruda, Public Access Director

Charlene.rocha-arruda@newbedford-ma.gov

Charlene joined the staff in early 2017. Her background includes producing videos for nonprofits and work on several independent projects. She is a graduate of Emerson College and has a lifelong enthusiasm for video production. As an independent producer, she won a national first place Hometown Media Award from the national Alliance for Community Media for a PSA she produced.

Prior to working for New Bedford Cable Network, she utilized the resources available through the Public Access channel to complete varied projects. In her role as Public Access Director, she works with people from all walks of life teaching them the skills to successfully produce tv shows, public service announcements and other video projects.

Shelbi Chandler, Assistant Public Access Director

shelbi.chandler@newbedford-ma.gov

New Bedford native with a background in television, film, and radio, Shelbi is a Curry College Communication Studies graduate with several internships and production work in Los Angeles under her belt, which include Rule Boston Camera Rentals, Asylum Productions, and The American Film Institute. Shelbi is excited to share her knowledge to promote media literacy for the people of New Bedford through Public Cable Access.

Suzanne Richard, Chief Videographer

suzanne.richard@newbedford-ma.gov  -  (508) 979-1773

Suzanne is a native of Pawtucket, Rhode Island where she graduated from St. Raphael Academy and majored in Theatre & Communications at Rhode Island College. She began her career in the Providence radio market as a talk show producer for WHJJ Radio. She has been with New Bedford Cable Network since July of 1994 and has been locally and nationally recognized for her work.

Dana DeBarros, Videographer

dana.debarros@newbedford-ma.gov  -  (508) 997-4899

Dana was raised in Marion, MA and graduated from Old Rochester Regional High School. As a teen he showed promise as an artist and enrolled in a correspondence course from Art Instruction Schools of Minneapolis MN. He then attended the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Marketing. After various jobs, he found a career in newspapers as a graphic designer in the advertising departments of the Brockton Enterprise and the Taunton Daily Gazette. His interest in video production came after being cast as an extra in the Steven Spielberg film Amistad and shortly afterward enrolled in the Public Access video training course. His grasp of the techniques caught the attention of New Bedford Cable Network supervisors and was hired in July of 2005.

Ann Marie Lopes, Videographer

annmarie.lopes@newbedford-ma.gov  -  (508) 979-1775

Ann Marie Lopes is an award-winning documentary producer who focuses on telling the stories of individuals and organizations whose stories were not previously well known. For several years, as a freelance columnist for The Standard-Times, she created “So Sabe,” a column focused on the contributions of Cape Verdeans and Cape Verdean Americans to the Greater New Bedford Area, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and countries around the world. Her multi-media presentation, “Having Our Say: Stories from the Cape Verdean Community,” was based on oral history interviews and was sponsored by the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park. As a public relations specialist she was awarded the Silver Anvil Award by the national Public Relations Society of America for her work on children’s literacy program. She has also taught public relations at Rhode Island College. A graduate of Wellesley College, she has a Master’s Degree in Creative Writing from Brown University where several of her plays were produced.

Ed Camara, Videographer

ed.camara@newbedford-ma.gov   -  (508) 979-1585

Ed joined the staff of New Bedford Cable Network late in 2007. With a background as a community volunteer in a number of organizations, and his love of New Bedford history, Ed heads up “event tv”, a division of the government and education access channels that provides video coverage of new events happening in the city. He also produces special programming designed to highlight New Bedford’s history. He served as New Bedford’s Director of Tourism from 1993 to 1998. His program, “Food at the Feast” recently won First Place in an annual contest sponsored by the Alliance for Community Media.

Augusto Freitas, Videographer

afreitas@newbedford-ma.gov  -  (508) 979-1775

Augusto has been one of the regular staff videographers. His assignments range from covering regular city government meetings to his creative series, “Behind the Badge’, “The Medley” featuring City Councilor-at-Large, Debora Coelho, and special programs including “Fifties Night”, “Christmas Special”, and recently a series; “Cruising Downtown New Bedford”. Augusto also enjoys location shoots including, “The Charles W. Morgan”, “Plimoth Plantation” for New Bedford students and a special documentary on the scientific sailing of the Darana R. He has won awards from the Bravo Channel, Independent Channel and New England Cable News for his segment productions of “Parents and Babies” and the original “Law and Order. He has been working with New Bedford Cable Network since 2004.