Staff

 

  Keith Thibault has served as director of FRCMedia since July of 2000. Keith has worked in community media since 1994, first as director of New Bedford’s public access television station and then as a news and sports reporter/anchor for WNBH Radio in New Bedford. Born and raised in Fall River, he graduated from B.M.C. Durfee High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in communications/media from Fitchburg State College. A member of the national board of directors of the Alliance for Community Media (ACM), Keith is ACM’s representative in the Northeast region and the chair of its 2016 national conference. Email Keith
 

Jayne Darcy joined FRCMedia as manager of community relations in 2016. A specialist in marketing, public relations, and communications, Jayne previously served as director of marketing in the Boston office of PricewaterhouseCoopers, an international professional services firm, and at Fall River Historical Society. She was born and raised in Fall River, where she graduated from the Academy of the Sacred Hearts. She received a B.A. in English from Albertus Magnus College and an M.S. in communication from Boston University and completed a graduate program in advanced studies in management at Radcliffe College.

  Michelle L. Dumais, a videographer/programming assistant, is the programming coordinator for FRCTV.  Michelle also produces and directs programs for FRCTV and received awards for programs she produced at the Alliance for Community Media’s 2013 and 2015 video festivals. A graduate of B.M.C. Durfee High School, she earned an associate’s degree in liberal arts from Bristol Community College and a bachelor’s degree in communication from UMASS Amherst. Previously employed at Cable 9 in Seekonk, she joined FRCMedia in 2001.  Email Michelle.
 

Ben Farabini, staff assistant, has been with FRCMedia since 2013. He assists with the production of television programs such as Family Focus seen on FRCTV and also with the daily operations of Bristol Community College’s radio station, BCCRadio. He is a graduate of Somerset High School and Bristol Community College, where he earned an associate’s degree in business administration. Email Ben.

 

Jonathan Fonseca, staff associate for video production, joined FRCMedia in 2016. Jonathan’s experience includes five years at WLNE-TV, the local ABC affiliate in Providence, Rhode Island, where he served as a video editor, videographer, reporter, and studio technician. He has also worked as a multimedia specialist at Fellowship Health Resources, Inc. a non-profit dealing with mental health and substance abuse. He holds a bachelor's degree in mass media communications and film studies from Rhode Island College.

  Donna Motta is the managing editor of FRCMedia’s online news site, FRCMedia News, and produces a weekly television program of the same name for FRCTV. A seasoned communications specialist with a background in broadcast, print, and social media journalism, she has served as news director at radio stations including Lite 105 in Providence and produced and hosted a live talk show at WSAR radio for two years. Donna earned a B.A. in communications & media arts from York College and an M.A. in professional & promotional writing from UMass Dartmouth and is an adjunct faculty member at Bristol Community College.
  Adam Kitchen, staff assistant, has been with FRCMedia in a part-time capacity since 2013. A graduate of Dartmouth High School, Adam was a work-study student at FRCTV while earning his associate’s degree in communications from Bristol Community College. He later received a bachelor’s degree in film and video from Bridgewater State University. In addition to his role at FRCMedia, Adam is on the staff at Dartmouth Community Television. He previously worked for WCVB Channel 5 in Needham.  
 

Steven Rys, assistant director of TV services, has been with FRCMedia in a full-time capacity since 2012. He was a work-study student for FRCTV and an intern at WPRI-TV while attending Bristol Community College, where he earned an associate’s degree in communication.  Steve also graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in mass media communication from Rhode Island College, where he helped to establish a student TV station and was involved in the student newspaper, The Anchor, and the student radio station, WXIN. Email Steve