THE TEAM

    Phillip Pritchard

    Executive Producer

    Phillip Pritchard and his wife Judi are long-time residents of Alabaster. Their son, Brennan is a former THS baseball player and graduate and has just completed his undergraduate degree at The University of Alabama as a Pre-Physical Therapy major. Their daughter Jillian is a former Warrior cheerleader and THS graduate and is beginning her sophomore year at UA in the nursing program.

    Phillip has owned and operated Video Visions Media Marketing since 1991 and has produced numerous TV, video and radio productions from coast to coast. His recent endeavor has been the creation of Alabaster Living which is a Facebook-based monthly community video spotlighting the community of Alabaster. Phillip also serves as a board member for the Shelby County Arts Council.

    Phillip looks forward to bringing his years of production experience to the Friday night THS football broadcast this season!

    Brooke Dennis

    Associate Executive Producer

    Brooke Dennis has been the head of the TV & Film Academy at Thompson High School since 2007, but she began her career in high school broadcasting when she was on the news team at cross-town rival, Pelham. After graduating from the University of Alabama with a degree in Broadcast Journalism, she moved to Los Angeles, California where she worked as a Producer for a KCAL-9. 

    She returned to Alabama in 2005 and began teaching television and film at THS in 2007. Since then, she has led the THS TV staff to numerous state titles at both the Alabama Scholastic Press Association State Convention and SkillsUSA State Convention. Students from her program have earned the title of Broadcast Journalist of the Year for the past 5 years in a row!

    Brooke helped establish a sports broadcasting program at THS in 2011, giving students the opportunity to produce events for air on our streaming network. Students in the program work as camera operators, directors, producers, talent and in many other areas of television production. 

    She and her team are looking forward to more broadcast events at THS this year!

    Jerry Young

    Play by Play / Voice of the Warriors

     

    Alabama native Jerry Young is a veteran High School Broadcaster! Jerry began his broadcast career in 1982 with WKNU Radio in Brewton calling football for the TR Miller Tigers. He has also worked for WCKC Radio in Milton, Florida doing play by play for both Pace High School and Milton High School as well as doing the "Game Of The Week" in Pensacola for WCOA Radio. Jerry returned to Alabaster, Alabama in 1997 where he was Sports Director for WBIB Radio handling play by play duties for High School Sports.

     

    In 2012 ESPN “97.3 The Zone” in Birmingham hired him as “Director of High School Sports” where he called “The Game Of The Week” every Friday Night. Jerry also developed a “Statewide Scoreboard Show” for the AHSAA which was carried by 24 affiliates across the State of Alabama making it one of the largest High School Sports Shows in the country! That's when the “National High School Sports Network” came calling and he became the leading play by play broadcaster for them.

     

    His calls have been awarded the “National Play Of The Year” two years in a row! Jerry now calls the “AHSAA STATE FINALS” in almost every sport in Alabama as well as other “State Finals” around the Southeast on the NFHS Network. Years of experience has earned him the title "The Voice Of High School Sports In Alabama"!

    Donnette Logan

    Sideline Reporter / Feature Host

     

    Donnete' Logan has an extensive and awarding career in broadcast journalism. Donnette' served 17 years as a reporter and executive producer before deciding to leave broadcasting. She was also part of the leadership team of Alabama Tonight, sports and outdoor show of WVTM 13 Birmingham, Alabama, as well as playing a role in several other projects for the NBC-affiliate.

     

    She began her broadcast journalism career in 2000 at WPMI in Mobile before moving to WESH 2 News in Orlando, Florida. During her broadcast career, she was awarded two EMMYs, an Edward R. Murrow Award and several journalism awards.

     

    She left broadcasting to focus on being a wife and step-mom to two young boys, Dylan and Brody Logan.  Donnette' has always had a passion for telling the athletes stories that many might not know which is why she decided to dust off the microphone and return to the sidelines.

    Stu McCann

    Videographer / Feature Reporter

    Stu joined the Warrior Nation Network team in August of 2018 as a video and media specialist. He's spent the past 10 years in Alabama getting an education in passionate fanbases and BBQ--and continues to advance toward a dual docorate.

     

    Stu is originally from California but instantly fell in love with southern hospitality. He spent the past six years at ABC 33/40 in Birmingham. Besides Alabama, he's worked at stations in Nevada and Wyoming, which gives him the distinction of going from one end of the 'state' alphabet to the other (WY/AL)

     

    In addition to his role with WNN, Stu and his soul mate Emily oversee a non-profit organization called Falco's Friends. Its purpose is to match companion animals (Emotional Support Animals) with individuals that struggle with conditions such as PTSD, Depression and Anxiety. The animal rescue project was inspired by Stu and Emily's own dog, Falco. He was their source of unwavering comfort and support, and motivated them assist others in their pursuit of that same type of meaningful relationship.

    Seth Hagan

    Color Analyst

     

    Seth was born in Birmingham and has lived all over the southeast. After finishing high school in North Carolina he returned to Alabama to attend the University of Montevallo where he completed his bachelors degree in broadcast and journalism.

     

    Since graduating he’s interned at WJOX in Birmingham and has broadcast games for WKGA in Alexander City and WUMP in Huntsville. 

     

    Seth currently resides in Alabaster working in television production,writing for the Shelby County Reporter and teaches broadcasting part-time at the University of Montevallo

    Thompson High School

    THS TV Student Interns

    William McCarthy

    Intern