Government is more than an institution - government is people, our friends and neighbors, dedicated to providing the services that make our communities thrive. Whether elected, appointed or hired, these folks work hard and wrestle with thorny issues and problems. Too often, their tenacity and successes are overlooked and go unnoticed.
Pierce County Television
(PCTV) tells these stories. From the common to the extraordinary, we spotlight and highlight the people and activities of local government so you can see and participate in the process. PCTV's programming includes unedited, gavel-to-gavel meeting coverage; original news; public affairs and community affairs and other locally produced programs and specials.
PCTV is a service of the Rainier Communications Commission (RCC), a cooperative organization of cities and towns in Pierce County and the County of Pierce. The RCC was formed through an interlocal agreement in 1992 to address telecommunications policy and issues.
PCTV currently produces programming for and about seven RCC members:
All programming members are invited to televise their council meetings, providing open and transparent government for their citizens. The meetings are also archived on the PCTV website.
David Hinman, General Manager
Dave oversees the operations of Pierce County Television and the Rainier Communications Commission. He also contributes to PCTV's video production. Learning something new through story-telling is one of his favorite aspects of the work. Dave came to PCTV from the broadcast industry with experience in both public and commercial television. He has a Bachelor's degree in Journalism from Brigham Young University and a MBA from Indiana University.
Gregg McClellan, Production Coordinator
Gregg is the lead videographer, director and editor for Pierce County News and various other productions seen on Pierce County TV. Gregg enjoys sharing the wonderful variety of stories about Pierce County and its citizens. He came to PCTV after nearly two decades in local broadcast television. Gregg is an Emmy award winner for feature news videography and has been recognized with awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and NATOA.
Sue Merritt, Operations & Programming
Sue schedules the programming, prepares the playback for the PCTV cable channel and updates the website and mobile APP with video files for streaming. She came from the regulatory and administrative side of PCTV and now applies her attention to detail and multi-tasking to operations and production. Sue loves working with computers and the variety of tasks each day keeps the job exciting. She has been with PCTV for over twenty years.
Ben Ramsey, Engineering & Production
Ben wears many hats at PCTV - from researching and installing equipment to offering technical and creative support for video production, every day is never quite the same. He loves working alongside great people and helping to create award winning productions. Ben came to PCTV in 2004 from the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, WA. He has an Associates of Arts Degree in Media Design and Production from Clover Park Technical College.
Megan Hutton, Executive Producer
Megan produces Pierce County News, named the top government newscast in the nation by NATOA in 2013 and 2014. She also produces video projects for government agencies and other clients. Meeting new people and going behind the scenes of stories is her favorite part of the job. Megan came to PCTV in 2004 with an Emmy from KING 5 Evening Magazine. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in journalism from Pacific Lutheran University.
David Kellman, Director, Videographer and Editor
Following in his father’s footsteps, Dave thrives on creativity. He has been directing, shooting, and editing award winning stories and programs with PCTV for nearly two decades. Scratching beneath the surface and adding a personal touch is what makes his features come alive on screen. “For me it’s telling a good story, diving in a little deeper, finding out what makes a person tick or their organization flow.” Dave has also worked with TVW, KBTC, and TV Tacoma.
Lisa Sprague, Administrative Assistant
Lisa manages and assists in the daily business operation for PCTV and the Rainer Communications Commission. Lisa has the designated role of working within the Pierce County Finance Department accounting system, confirming bookkeeping is accurate and the budget is kept in balance. She has many years of accounting experience in the private sector and is excited to join the team and Pierce County.