Staff

TV-10 is guided by several faculty and staff who have worked in broadcast television.

Bob Carroll Bob Carroll, M.S.
Production Coordinator

Bob brings a blend of art and journalism to TV-10.  He’s comfortable teaching in the edit bay, the control room, the studio, or out in the field.  He worked for 15 years as a news photographer, commercial photographer (Creative Services) and studio manager at stations in Peoria and Champaign.
At TV-10, he teaches field and studio production and he's the designer of the TV-10 news set and the logo that you see all over the program (and this website).


Kelly Lambert
TV Production

Kelly was a TV-10 student from 2007-2009 and is now back as a Graduate Assistant. In between, she shot news for Lakeshore Public TV and has worked on the video crew for hundreds of sporting events. She helps students in the edit bay and the control room and teaches TV Production.


R.C. McBride
Broadcast Performance

R.C. was a familiar voice on Central Illinois radio for many years, as host, basketball commentator and program director at WJBC-AM. He's also done some sideline reporting for ISU TV broadcasts. Now he works in Marketing for ISU and shares his performance advice with students. R.C. was recently elected to the Normal Town Council.

LTP Laura Trendle Polus, M.S.
News Director

Laura keeps the TV-10 newsroom running – assigning crews to cover local news and sports stories each day. She teaches newswriting courses and supervises off-campus internships too. She’s been on the air at radio stations in Beardstown and Jacksonville, and TV stations in Peoria and Milwaukee. That’s where she became the first person to report the discovery of the Jeffrey Dahmer serial killings. She had much more fun covering the Green Bay Packers.


Brent Simonds Brent Simonds, Ed. D.
Editing and Post-Production

At cable and broadcast stations in Oklahoma and Texas, Dr. Simonds made commercials, produced Coach’s Shows and directed newscasts.  He’s also made more than 60 training and educational videos. He’s won several national awards, including a Telly and an Aurora. Simonds is a Final Cut Pro Certified Trainer who teaches Digital Post-Production and Interactive Media.   Students in his classes can advance to more challenging editing and interactive projects at TV-10.

Rob Whalen
Broadcast Engineer

When something is broken at TV-10, Rob fixes it. He also handled most of the research and installation of TV-10’s 2009 digital upgrade. Rob was a maintenance engineer at two Peoria TV stations before coming to ISU full-time in 2009. He got his electronics training in the Army at Lowry AFB.


Maria Moore Maria Moore, Ph.D.
Law & Ethics

Dr. Moore brings 25 years of broadcast management experience to ISU and TV-10, and is a great help in addressing legal or ethical issues. She has worked at TV stations in several states and has taught at Syracuse University and Columbia College Chicago. Stop by her office and you’ll see five Emmy awards on her shelf! She’s hoping to help guide TV-10 students to their own Emmys through work on special projects.


Jim Polus Jim Polus
Multi-Camera Production

Jim is a TV-10 alum who directed newscasts and commercials at WMBD-TV after graduation. Then he produced videos at Marquette University in Milwaukee, before moving to the Illinois Farm Bureau in Bloomington in 1996. He travels the state, making videos about farming and farm families. He also free-lances on sports productions for ISU, IHSA and ESPN. and he volunteers for the multi-media ministry at Calvary United Methodist Church in Normal.