One Detroit Editorial Staff
Ed Moore, Director Content and One Detroit
Winner of a duPont-Columbia and other awards, Ed Moore is a documentary filmmaker and the director of content at Detroit Public TV and the head of its Detroit and Great Lakes Bureaus. Turning the esoteric and complex into watchable television, Moore has made national PBS documentaries and NewsHour pieces about the Flint water crisis, bipolar disorder, electricity, steel houses, World War II and retirement. As the head of the Detroit and Great Lakes Bureaus, Ed has overseen production on a wide-range of important issues including immigration, mass incarceration, ethanol, pipelines and algal blooms for WORLD channel and others.
Ed values public media. It’s the only place left that accepts the kinds of stories that he thinks are important to work on and for people to watch.
Zosette Guir, Producer One Detroit
Zosette Guir is a producer at Detroit Public Television. After receiving her bachelor’s degree in Communications Studies from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, she has worked on various production projects in the Metro Detroit area including Autoweek’s Vinsetta Garage, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards for Crain’s Detroit Business, Detroit Performs and Great Lakes Now: Connect. As a producer, Zosette enjoys crossing paths with a variety of interesting people and being able to share their stories across many platforms. When not working, she loves playing music in her band and acting as a choir director.
Marty Fischhoff, Director of Community Engagement and Communications/DJC Regional Bureau Chief
Marty Fischhoff was assistant managing editor of The Detroit News, where he worked for 20 years, and before that executive editor of Detroit Monthly magazine. He is the recipient of many honors including the William White Award for the nation’s best city magazine and a Penny Stamps award. A graduate of Wayne State University, Marty began his journalism career by writing a 500-page book about his hometown, called the Detroit Guide. He also has working experience in public relations, video production and communications strategy. Previous to joining Detroit Public Television, he served as managing director of the A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute at the University Michigan. He has been involved in many community groups, including the International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit, the Neutral Zone in Ann Arbor and Washtenaw Literacy, as well as serving in leadership positions in professional journalism organizations.
Bill Kubota, Senior Producer One Detroit
Bill has produced, written, directed and lensed local, regional and national documentaries for broadcast since the 1980s. His national projects include co-producing the Dupont Columbia Journalism award-winning Beyond The Light Switch series for Detroit Public Television. He recently directed the PBS documentary The Ethanol Effect for Detroit Public Television. With his production company, KDN Films, he directed Lustron – The House America’s Been Waiting For working with Ohio State University Public Television and the primetime national network broadcast of Most Honorable Son presented by PBS and NET Nebraska.
His work has also appeared on PBS NewsHour, ABC News, CBS News and ESPN. He’s worked as a producer, photographer, on-air reporter and news assignment manager for television stations in Lansing, Flint and Detroit. He’s currently working on short films that look at the major issues facing Detroit for DPTV, One Detroit and DPTV’s Great Lakes Now.
Mary Ellen Geist, Bureau Chief, Great Lakes Now
Mary Ellen Geist is an award-winning broadcast journalist and author who was born and raised in the Detroit area. Mary Ellen graduated from Kalamazoo College with a degree in English and Theater and studied abroad in Sierra Leone, West Africa. She also studied writing at the University of Michigan.
She began her career as a broadcast journalist in Northern Michigan where one of her first investigative reports involved the discovery of trichloroethylene in the ground water of a small town. She later won several awards for her investigative reporting on the spraying of the pesticide Malathion in Los Angeles.
She became a reporter at KFWB Los Angeles, then spent 13 years at KGO Radio, the flagship ABC station in San Francisco, before becoming afternoon anchor at WCBS 880 radio station in New York City. She also served as morning anchor at FM News in Chicago and National News Anchor at the ABC station KSL News Radio in Salt Lake City.
She spent several years writing for Traverse Magazine and MyNorth.com in Northern Michigan as well as reporting for CMU Public Radio and Interlochen Public Radio.
She wrote a book called “Measure of the Heart” which won the Michigan Notable Book Award.
Her many honors have included national and regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for best newscast and investigative reporting, and
Associated Press Awards for best newscast, live coverage, investigative reporting, and Reporter of the Year.