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News 12 Producer to Speak on Career at Women’s History Celebration

Ivy Charmatz

Ivy Charmatz, an Emmy-award-winning executive producer for news and special projects at the television station News 12 New Jersey, will speak at MCC Wednesday, March 22 at 9:30 a.m. in Crabiel Hall, Brunswick Room. Her appearance is part of the Women’s History Month celebration.

“This year’s national theme is Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business,” said Mary Tutalo, Student Life coordinator. “Ivy is a role model for young women everywhere, so we are very happy she will be joining us to speak about her career. It is open to everyone but we especially invited the communication classes so they could hear about her road to success.”

Ms. Charmatz will speak about her career and how she advanced to a top position at News 12. She first joined the station in 1996 and currently oversees its production of specials, including the very popular On The Road series. She was the executive producer and co-writer of the groundbreaking special that took a powerful and emotionally charged look at the state’s heroin epidemic. A graduate of Rutgers University, Ms. Charmatz has also worked on nationally syndicated television programs and is an experienced public relations expert with an emphasis on message identification and development. Ms. Charmatz is also the proud recipient of a 2012 Gracie Award for her story on Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Darlene Love.

On Thursday, March 16, Student Life is sponsoring a trip to New York to see “On Your Feet,” a musical about the singer Gloria Estefan.

“We picked a play that had a strong woman lead in celebration of Women’s History Month,” Ms. Tutalo said.