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

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 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.

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.

Karissa freitas, Videographer

karissa.freitas@newbedford-ma.gov  -  (508) 979-1775

Karissa has always shown interest in filmmaking. She developed a stage presence at quite a young age, making appearances on the network via various school performances throughout her childhood and adolescence. Her favorite past-times included watching movies, from classic to contemporary. As time went on, however, she became more intrigued by the action behind the scenes.

Karissa pursued her education at Bridgewater State University, receiving a Film Communications degree in the highest honor. During university, she was awarded for her excellence in studio production, was a recognized member of the Filmmakers’ Society, and was a production assistant for the film Red Tether. Her passion for her craft is inspirational, as she follows in her father’s footsteps. We are eager to see what she does next at New Bedford Cable Network.

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.

Katherine vetorino, Administrative Coordinator

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

Katie recently joined New Bedford Cable Network in June 2021. She has a Bachelors Degree in Behavioral Sciences from Wilson College in Chambersburg, PA. She enjoys exploring New England and taking road trips.