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Brandon Graves

Director, Newsroom Collective, The Video Consortium
Virginia Beach, VA US
Open To Mentoring
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Brandon is a coach, mentor, and teacher at heart, passionate about developing the next generation of diverse video storytellers.


Brandon is the Director of the Newsroom Collective at the Video Consortium. He is an Edward R. Murrow and NPPA award-winning video storyteller and former Director of Visual Presentation at 13News Now. Brandon has ten years of experience in video journalism and media communications, recruiting and developing journalists to achieve overall excellence in storytelling. He is also experienced in nonprofit program management and professional development through his former work as the Leading Men Fellowship Program Manager, supporting young men of color to be future educators. He is an entrepreneur and the Founder/Storytelling Consultant at Four Hundred Frames. Brandon is a Communication graduate from Old Dominion University and is an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, where he teaches multimedia storytelling.

Featured Work

View Rooted in History

Rooted in History

A local farmer fights food insecurity through sustainable, African-American techniques at Mighty Thundercloud Edible Forest on Virginia's Eastern Shore.

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View Portsmouth Peanut Man

Portsmouth Peanut Man

A Portsmouth man overcomes obstacles to sell peanuts to raise money for his community.

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View Etched in Wood

Etched in Wood

Retired Navy veteran turned folk artist J.J. Moore's work tells stories that testify of problems and issues in the world that have directly impacted him.

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View The Berkley Timberwolves

The Berkley Timberwolves

The Berkley Timberwolves is a nonprofit youth sports program in the Berkley, VA neighborhood. It was created by coach Glen Yearling about 25 years ago as a safe place for kids in the area.

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