Dr. Lewis Knight
|TITLE:||Associate Professor of Media Communication and Media Communication Program Coordinator|
|DEPARTMENT:||Division of Humanities|
|LOCATION:||Newton Hobson Chapel and University Fine Arts Ctr. 204|
|EMAIL:||Send an Email|
|SWU P.O. BOX:||1876|
Lewis Knight is Associate Professor and the Program Coordinator for Media Communication at Southern Wesleyan University.
Starting a media career in radio Lewis was program director and read morning drive-time news at WGLS-FM in 1977 and WJIC-FM the following year. Lewis began his TV career later in 1978 as a reporter, videographer/editor for Cox-TV and then with the CBS owned station in Philadelphia, first as an intern and then as assistant production manager.
Lewis arrived in Houston in 1980; landing at KUHT Channel 8 as senior videographer. In 1981 Lewis moved to KTRK-TV Channel 13, where he produced the 6am Edition of Good Morning Houston for 12 years and was the line producer of GMH’s 9am show as well as senior videographer/editor. During his tenure at GMH, the shows won numerous awards and were nationally ranked as the number one local TV talk shows in their time slots.
Then Lewis moved on... Knight Line Productions was born to provide media clients with “national looking” communication presentations at “local” prices. As owner of KLP Lewis has been producing TV commercials, video presentations, print, graphic and multimedia projects for Texas’ top companies and local retailers since 1992. Lewis also did media consulting and media placement for his clients. Some of Lewis’ larger clients included Coca Cola Bottling of Houston, Compaq, Enron and Halliburton. Through KLP Lewis also did stringer work for ABC, HBO, NBC and Paramount Pictures. While running KLP Lewis also taught video and advertising classes at the Art Institute of Houston and sat on the Professional Advisory Board of that school for three years.
Lewis semi-retired from commercial media in 2006 to return to school, he moved to Wimberley, Texas and earned a Master of Arts at Texas State University-San Marcos. While at Texas State Lewis was teacher of record for two advertising classes, TA for two video production classes and TA for Ad Campaigns and Ad Portfolio classes. He was the grad club president and won awards for outstanding service and outstanding grad assistant. He earned his Ph.D. University of Texas-Austin. Lewis started his higher education at Rowan University with a BA in Radio, TV and Film. He was on the Deans List for two years, program director and morning news anchor for the university radio station WGLS-FM and managing editor for the then Glassboro State-TV.
Lewis has been affiliated with The Greater Ft. Bend Economic Development Council,The Ft. Bend Chamber of Commerce and has been a guest lecturer at The University of Houston. He is an accomplished producer/director, with strong writing, videography and editing skills. He is expert level on Media 100-NLE, Final Cut Pro, Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign . He is proficient on other Adobe CC applications and other graphic and multi-media tools. He writes and understands Web code and keeps current on the latest tools and protocol. He is expert on Macintosh OS and proficient on Windows OS.
- BA, Radio, TV and Film, Rowan University