Media production recent grads win 2013 Florida AP Broadcaster Awards

Recent Florida State University School of Communication media production graduates, Taylor Tannebaum and Ricardo Maldonado, won first place in the Sports category of the 2013 Florida Associated Press Broadcaster (FAPB) Awards.  These annual awards recognize outstanding radio and television contributions from college and professional stations across the state.

Tannenbaum and Maldonado were given the award for their Seminole Sports magazine feature titled, “Confidence: Florida State’s Michael Snaer”, which profiles the FSU senior guard’s mental preparation and attitude on the basketball court.  While at FSU, both winners worked at Seminole Sports Magazine– Tannebaum as a reporter and Maldonado as an editor.

Since August of 2009, Maldonado has worked as a writer and director for Frequent Films.  He founded and leads this video production company with fellow media production recent graduate, Joel Faubert.  Together they share 12 years of combined experience in the field.  Their business provides solutions for various clients varying from music videos, weddings, commercials, and promotional/live events.

After graduating in May 2013, Tannebaum joined the WTVY News Team as a Sports Reporter/Weekend Anchor.  Before moving to Dothan, Ala., she interned in the sports department at WSVN Channel 7 in Miami.  Tannebaum has also interned for WCTV, the CBS affiliate in Tallahassee, and reported for “Seminole Sports Magazine”, a weekly broadcast profiling Florida State University Athletics.


Media Production Alumni and Frequent Films Company Founders, Joel Faubert and Ricardo Maldonado

Taylor Tannebaum as WTVY Anchor