Background

For video of my work, go here:

http://lewischaney.com/

I have told tens of thousands of stories in News and Entertainment News, written and produced TV and Web Commercials, written and produced Independent films, and trained over 100 journalists.

I have won multiple awards in a career that spans 30 years in the television industry including shooting and editing Emmy Award -winning and Emmy Award- nominated stories and series.

From Assistant Chief News Photographer to Assignments Manager to Commercial Production Supervisor to Freelance Photojournalist to Company Owner, I have honed my craft on both the local and national levels.

In addition, I finished in the top 1% in the Toastmaster International contest, competing with speakers from around the globe.

I have worked for WFIE and WEHT in Evansville Indiana; WSMV in Nashville, Tennessee; and Jim Owens and Associates, Nashville, Tennessee. Jim Owens and Associates produced shows for The Nashville Network, including Crook and Chase, This Week in Country Music and Today’s Country, where my daily job was to help create stories on celebrities, particular Country Music Artists.

Along with business partner Neil Kellen, I co-own KEYCHAIN-productions LLC, a motion picture company that produces everything from commercials, to web ads to indie film.

I have covered everything from the homeless to the last leg of the World Tour of Garth Brooks in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and everything in between.

One of the most powerful things I ever did was a series in 1996 called DYING TO BE ADOPTED. It was about animal euthanasia and I had to videotape dogs being put to death. It packs as much of a punch today as it did then. I warn you, you will see dogs die in this.

I tell stories in many ways. It’s what I love to do. It’s in my blood.  I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to make it my career.

And now, via a platform and lectern, I can reach a whole other audience.

“After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.”
Philip Pullman

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