Providing Coverage since 1980
When Mayor Peter Torigian brought cable television to the City of Peabody back in October of 1980, it was groundbreaking.
Twenty-five years later, Mayor Michael Bonfanti changed the landscape with the stroke of a pen by authorizing Comcast to fund a non-profit organization to “provide services to Public, Educational, and Governmental Access users”. And, thus, Peabody TV was born.
In June 2017, Mayor Edward Bettencourt successfully secured a significant increase in Peabody TV’s funding when signed the new ten-year cable license. In doing so, he ensured that PEG access operations will continue for years to come.
We are Peabody TV, (legally known as Peabody Access Telecommunications, Inc) a community media center serving residents of Peabody and beyond. We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit funded through revenues derived from cable television franchise fees.
Our mission is to provide the space and tools for our local community to transform thoughts and ideas into publicly available media. We aspire to be the go-to resource for digital media creation where everyone in our community has access to the right tools, education and delivery platform to tell their story.
Camille leads the Peabody TV team with over 35 years experience in public television.
Outside of work she is a mother, an avid music fan, a sports enthusiast, and the owner of a beautiful Rottweiler named Charlie.
B.A. in English, Salem State College
Courtney is our storytelling specialist and manager of our Creative Team. She discovered her love for video editing at the age of 9 and grew up right in front of Peabody TV’s eyes, starting in 2007 at only 16 years old.
Outside of work, she runs her own business, enjoys curling up with a book and glass of wine, and hanging out with her husband.
B.A. in Communications, Endicott College
Jim brings years of community TV experience having worked at Peabody Cablevision, Danvers TV, and now Peabody TV.
In his spare time, Jim is an active Amateur Radio operator and emergency communications volunteer, avid weather spotter, and enjoys camping, hiking, and other outdoor events.
B.A. in Video Production, Emerson College
Associate Director of Production Services
Nick found his passion for video creation in high school, when he realized the hybrid nature of producing, shooting and editing meshed perfectly with his desire to be on his feet one day and sedentary the next. After graduating in 2021 he dove headfirst into professional video work, finding himself everywhere from reality cooking tv sets, to remote solo fashion shoots, to rock concert barricades.
Outside of work you can find Nick coaching college rugby, collaborating with musical creators, or couch-locked watching a YouTube video-essay.
B.A. in Communications, Lasell University
Associate Director of Community Productions
Stefan has been with PTV since 2012; starting off as a PYTV student, graduating to a work study student the moment he came of age, and stayed on as a contractor after his tenure at the work study ended. Since leaving college, Stefan has experience working in documentary, corporate, and live-production videography.
In his free time, Stefan likes to watch TV and movies, fine tune his craft, and spoil his cat.
Associate Director of Education
Randyll has worked for several community access stations and non-profit organizations. She is focused on ensuring that individuals within a community are knowledgeable in regard to the resources around them and loves to empower those to explore their own creativity. She is eager to share all the tools in the toolbox!
In her spare time, Randyll loves to head to the movies to catch the latest horror flick and partaking in the spooky on-goings next door in her town of Salem, MA!
B.A. in Communications, Curry College
Don has over 40 years in television production experience. You can catch him tinkering in our equipment room or in directing a game in the production truck.
In a past life, Don was a driving instructor, history teacher, and bar owner. In his free time he plays for a championship winning softball team.
Natalie is the person welcoming you when you visit or call the office. She is a lifelong Peabody resident and worked at Peabody City Hall as the first female City Clerk for 42 years. In 2006 joined the Peabody TV team after retiring from the city.
Outside of work, Natalie enjoys watching the Hallmark channel, visits to the casino, and spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.