Stan Heist

Stan is a local news executive committed to developing current and next-generation journalists through performance-based instruction and modern mentoring. He’s an experienced, confident  public speaker who has delivered presentations at more than 40 industry workshops across the US and international engagements in Japan, Canada and Denmark. A collaborative leader who values teamwork and building relationships across disciplines. He also serves the photojournalism community as Co-director for the NPPA News Video Workshop held annually in Norman, OK. He has a B.A in Communication from the University of Dayton, and an M.A in Journalism from the University of Maryland.

Currently, Stan is the Director of Training and Development at Sinclair, where he leads a team of four talent development professionals providing recruiting, training, and style and image support for more than 4,000 local television journalists at 70 newsrooms. He’s designed and leads the company’s Emerging Leader program, resulting in six internal leadership promotions to date. Stan is also Chief of Drone Operations for a program with 90 pilots and more than 100 visual observers across 45 locations. In times of crisis, he manages the company-wide disaster relief efforts that have raised more than $3M for The Salvation Army since 2017.

Email Stan: info@stanheist.com

Photo by Nicolai Brix

(C) Stan Heist 2020

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