Beverly Morrison-Green (Executive Director/Producer)
Beverly Morrison-Green begin her career in television and radio as a result of receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Communications, and securing a position at Comcast Cablevision of Southeast Michigan as the Public Access Director, where she trained and certified residents from five Macomb County cities how to produce shows. She also received a Broadcast Endorsement from Specs Howard School of Media Arts, and eventually earned a Master of Science Degree in Psychology as a means to document and publish her studies of the influence of the media on the urban environment.
Beverly was hired as a producer by the world’s first African American owned and operated television station, WGPR, as producer of dance show, Contempo, which received $100,000 in sponsorship under her direction. Contempo’s campaign created by Beverly encouraging students to “Stay In School and Stay Off Drugs,” was also supported by Detroit’s Urban League, NAACP, and well-known celebrities including, MC Lyte, Sinbad, Tim Allen, Levert, Al B Sure, and more.
Beverly’s video engineering experience is courtesy of Production Video Service, a full-service video engineering company responsible for major accounts including Ford UAW, Oakland University, Pegasus of Perrysburg, Ohio, and Detroit mega church, Straight Gate. Beverly assisted with building video racks, making video and audio cables, teaching video production classes, and directing video shoots and video conferencing.
Beverly produced a music video for DPS teacher Kathy Russell who partnered with Mario Van Peeble’s Mother to produce a video entitled Save The Earth. Students in Ms. Russell’s class assisted with creating a script and hosting the music video; it received a Letter of Recognition from Vice President Gore. Beverly also produced a commercial for gospel artist Donald Lawrence through his record label, Crystal Rose.
Under the Dennis Archer Administration (Mayor of the City of Detroit) Beverly accepted an appointment as a Communications Specialist, managing the City of Detroit’s Government and Educational Access Channels, 10 and 22 respectively, while creating Public Service Announcements (PSA) for the City of Detroit departments, including Animal Control, Neighborhood Services, Senior Citizens Department an many more; many of the PSA’s continue to air today. In addition, Beverly was one of the organizer of Mayor Archer’s Prayer Breakfast.
After two terms in Detroit’s political arena, Beverly co-founded Urban Consulting Group, LLC, a full-service political services company, as the Media Partner, where she produced radio and television commercials for political hopefuls, including city council members, state representatives, senators, Presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich.
Beverly’s radio career landed her a position with Radio One as a board engineer, producing segments, creating radio production, voice-overs, and on-air. While working for Radio One, On Wheels Incorporated hired Beverly’s as producer for their syndicated radio talk show, The Driving
Force on Wheels; she earned an award as the “Best Producer of a Radio Talk Show” from the Detroit Chapter of The Society of Professional Journalists. She was also the Executive Director of the 2003 Urban Wheel Awards.
Beverly’ television career resumed when she accepted a position as Associate Producer of an Emmy Award winning, Detroit-based current affairs show, Transition. Beverly’s on-air and producing talents
took her back to the City of Detroit where she produced and hosted The Council Report, a 30 minute program highlighting the accomplishments of Detroit City Council members; she eventually returned to the Detroit Cable Commission to host and produce an economic development show, entitled Detroit: The New Birth, which aired on Detroit Government Access Network. Beverly was also contracted as the Senior Producer for the Detroit City Council Network.
Beverly found her passion when she accepted a position with Detroit Public Schools as a Television/Radio Special Instructor at Detroit School of Arts, and created one of the district’s most recognized student videos entitled The Case of The Snitch, a public service announcement sponsored by Crime Stoppers of Michigan. As executive director, Beverly was afforded the opportunity to attend, tape, and produce the 2008 inauguration of President Barack Obama which highlighted the experiences of 40 DPS students who won an Inauguration contest. Currently Beverly’s creation of several radio shows, which air on Detroit Public Schools Radio, 90.9, WRCJ, allows Detroit School of Arts’ students to gain real-world experience as producers and hosts. Shows include teen talk show, Can U Relate, male mentor show, MOMENTUM (Moving Our MEN Toward Upward Mobility), female mentoring program SIS (Sisters Inspiring Sisters), a literary arts show entitled Literature, Lyrics, and Lines, and DPS sports program, PSL Sports Showcase (access wrcjfm.org, click on DPS Radio and “on demand”).
Beverly formed a non-profit organization, Youth Communications Concepts, which supports various radio and TV shows she’s created, as well as other constructs of communications including customer service training, theater, and a six week summer Communications Media Arts program teaching students how to script, produce, video tape, and learn talent techniques. As a result of YC2’s Communications Media Arts summer workshop and under her direction, Beverly co-created and produced 30 Minutes With Detroit, Street Cred (https://vimeo.com/116230409 ), and STEMulates (https://youtu.be/LEMu7zc9-TQ ).
Beverly was contracted by the PBS Newshour as an Executive Producer and mentor for the Student Lab segment, and is also an Arts Coordinator for the School of Education for University of Michigan at Detroit Schools of Arts where she integrates arts, academics, and community programs.
Beverly is also an Adjunct Professor for Wayne County Community College currently teaching Speech 101.