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James Nash, Senior Staff Director CBS-TV (retired), is a 30 year member of the Directors Guild of America. Over the years, James’ assignments included the CBS2 NEWS, Special Assignment Unit, Production and Sports Departments. He had the privilege of working with Walter Cronkite, Jerry Dumphy, Connie Chung, Brent Musberger, Ann Martin, Jess Marlow, Ralph Story, Tricia Toyota, Pat Harvey, Linda Alvarez, Huell Houser, David Sheehan, Bill Stout, Jim Hill,Ruth Aston Taylor, Gill Stratton and many more.
Nash has received numerous industry awards for directing and producing live and taped television shows. Awards include: 10 Golden Mike, APTRA Associate Press Bill Stout Memorial, 12 EMMY, 10 AP for Best Director, Edward R. Murrow for Journalism, and national recognition for THE Masters of Invention Television Special Presentation.
James’ private clients include: California Institute of Technology (Defense Sponsored Research on University Campus), Montessori Accreditation Council, US Information Agency World Cup Pasadena Interviews, Scripps College Campaign, Christopher Street West Parade and Festival, Produced Pasadena “Jazz in the Alleys” Series, Whittier College Campaign, Global Talents Media Group China, Congressman Mervyn Dymally Medical Delegation to Cuba with the New York City Health Department, among others. His volunteer affiliations are: American Red Cross (national, state and local), San Marino Police Department Officer Promotion Review Panel, Pasadena Conservatory of Music, San Marino Rotary Club Reading by Nine with Cleveland Elementary School, Pasadena Police Department, Pasadena Unified School District, 96th Street School Career Day Watts, California, Pasadena Symphony Musical Circus, Compton Unified School District where he facilitated the transfer and construction of a complete KCBS News set to the district’s media department, Boys Scouts of America Eagle Scout Honor Program, Chinese Club of San Marino, Gamma Zeta Boule LAMP Scholarship Program, sponsored 4 East LA Plaza de La Raza students to the Idyllwild Summer Music Camp, and contra bass instructor with the Eliot Middle School orchestra.
While volunteering with the music department at Eliot Middle School Pasadena, Nash prepared 8th grade orchestra students for entry level auditions to the LA County High School for the Performing Arts. All students are 2010 COLLEGE Graduates. One notable student from the Performing Arts program, Brandon Lang, continued his studies at Art Center College of Design with a B.A in film, followed by an MFA in film from USC.