Lynn Friedman has worked in broadcast television and arts-related businesses for over 20 years as well as advising individuals and organizations on how best to get themselves or their message out to the media.
As an eleven time Emmy Award recipient, Lynn has pitched, produced, and edited stories that became breaking news exclusives and won numerous industry awards. Always an early adopter of all things cool and gadget geekery, Lynn produced and wrote a “Site of the Week”“Site of the Week” post for abc7news.com from 2008 – 2009.
One month after 9-11 Lynn represented ABC as part of a San Francisco delegation to Beijing and Shanghai. She viewed local productions of CCTV (11 channel tv network) and provided post-production advice. This trip introduced her palate to endless banquets of incredibly tasty fresh local offerings, spoiling her forever for fine Chinese food and business class airline seating. She also learned that some things on the plate that look like calamari really are not.
A Fulbright Fellowship took Lynn to Portugal for six months to teach North American television production and consult with in-house producers and directors of the Portuguese government run television network. Lynn enjoyed watching young people write down her every word during her guest lecture at the University of Lisbon.
Speaking in front of industry professionals became second nature when Lynn was elected President of the 1400 member NATAS SF/Nor Cal chapter. (National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences). Thus began three whirlwind years of road trips to visit the membership in Reno, Monterey, Sacramento, Fresno & Hawaii.
Please don’t look up the painful first interview with Comcast that ran on cable the entire month of May. She won’t tell you what year, and would rather have you view the archive of her numerous appearances on industry career panels & related speeches. Lynn managed the NATAS chapter’s annual budget of $250,000 and executive produced the annual Emmy Event. A love of film has kept Lynn active in NATAS as the securer of free screenings from publicists and production companies.
Holland American Cruise lines made an offer Lynn couldn’t refuse; a free flight to Hawaii and a cruise back to the mainland in exchange for lecturing on television topics of interest to the passengers. This trip officially cured her fear of public speaking and public speaking while sea-sick.
Since 2008 Lynn has been reporting on arts and culture for TangoDiva.com, an international woman’s travel site.
Lynn is a fine arts photographer with works in international public and private collections. She is currently the San Francisco contributing photographer for Streets & People, a paper and web Italian fashion magazine.
At the University of WI- Madison Lynn earned her BS-Fine Arts degree with a major in photography. If you find her flickr account you will be treated to daily uploads of people, places and things. The art metal skills she acquired at UW serve her well today in her side gig as a jewelry maker. Lynn’s work is carried in US retail stores and online. Compliment her earrings, she probably made them.