Los Angeles, CA, September 3, 2020 – Gravity Media, the leading global provider of complex live broadcast facilities and production services to content owners, creators and distributors, is pleased to announce Richard Zinn has joined its team as Executive Producer in the USA. Richard will be responsible for advising, growing and managing Gravity Media’s expanding portfolio of clients on the West Coast of the USA.
Richard is a broadcasting industry veteran. Until his planned departure earlier this year, Richard served as both Executive Producer and Senior Coordinating Producer at NBC Sports California/Bay Area. At NBC, Richard managed over 300 NBA, MLB, MLS and NCAA events per year.
During his tenure, he was privileged to win eight Emmy Awards for his work with the Golden State Warriors, San Francisco Giants, Oakland Athletics and San Jose Earthquakes. This occurred during the run of six NBA and MLB World Championships in the Bay Area in a nine-year span.
For over a decade prior, Richard was the Executive Producer of Sports Production at NBC affiliate KRON-TV in San Francisco when it broadcast Oakland Athletics’ baseball as well as Pac-12 football and basketball.
Before moving to California in the mid-90s, he was a producer at MTV and for 15 years, Director of Production for live concert broadcasts at world renown music venues including The Ritz, Studio54 and others in New York City.
Richard Zinn commented: “With Gravity Media, I feel I’ve taken a challenging next step in my varied career. I’m delighted to be part of this successful and growing international company that has entrusted me to advise, manage and grow some of its most exciting clients. I’m looking forward to working with a company that not only has an amazing pedigree but is also well positioned to continue to innovate and grow.”
Michael Harabin, President of Gravity Media (USA), commented: “Having Richard on our team means we can continue to develop and grow our broad portfolio of production clients. His extensive experience with live sports productions and presence on the West Coast will be a true asset to Gravity Media. Having Richard join us is an exciting development and he is a great addition to our production team.”