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BC Staff

David Hopkins, Director

David Hopkins has been with the University since 1993. He has been the Director of the Broadcast Center since 2008.  He was formerly the manager of the New Media Center. David has been working in video production for over 20 years. He lives and breathes technology. He is always looking at the latest in cutting edge technology to see how it can benefit the Academic community. David graduated from North Central University. He has been a member of the New Media Consortium, the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation, and Infocomm.


Jim Grassi, Video Producer/Editor

Jim Grassi joined the BC staff after three years with the University’s Media Services Department.  Jim is a knowledgeable professional experienced in directing, producing, scriptwriting, camera operation, editing and web streaming.

Prior to arrival at Princeton, Jim served as a Television Production Facilitator for a Department of Defense contractor.

Jim graduated from Rutgers University and attended New York University where he obtained a certificate in Film/Video production.


Dan Kearns, Broadcast Engineer

Dan Kearns has been with the Broadcast Center studio since its opening.  He came to Princeton with over 20 years experience directing and engineering numerous live broadcasts to television and radio outlets in the national and international markets.  In addition, he has completed videos for the educational, non-profit, commercial, and tourism industries.
An award-winning educator in television production, he enjoys incorporating innovative technology into today's new media while maintaining the highest possible production values.  After completing his master's degree, Dan received a certification in video editing from Bowling Green University.

Barbara Hilton, Assistant to the BC Director

Barbara Hilton oversees day-to-day inquiries, estimates, scheduling, confirmations, and billing of services provided by the Broadcast Center to the Princeton community. She is the liaison to television and radio networks interested in scheduling the broadcast studio for national network interviews. Barbara has spent most of her career working for non-profit organizations. She was Director of Law Enforcement Sponsorship at Special Olympics New Jersey for 12 years. Her career has come full circle, bringing years of project management experience to the Broadcast Center.