J.P. Clowes ’93

Full Name: J.P. Clowes

Email: moc.l1519325856iamto1519325856h@sew1519325856olcpj1519325856

Current Occupation/Title: Associate Director

Employer: WBNS-TV

Year initiated: 1990

Year graduated: 1993

Undergraduate Degree: B.A. in broadcast journalism and history.

Graduate Degrees (if any): Subsequent B.A. in human resource management, from Franklin University in Columbus.

Current City and State: Columbus, Ohio.

Like a lot of people, I came to Marietta completely undecided about what I wanted to be when I grew up. One of the first evenings on campus, they held an activities night where all the campus organizations had a table and you could sign up for whatever interests you.

On that night, one of the organizations was WCMO-TV. I thought that TV sounded like fun, so I signed up. Four years later, I graduated with a broadcast journalism major.

My Delt brothers helped me throughout my college career by appearing in some of my productions, and by always being available to “bounce” ideas off of.

In addition to being involved with the campus TV and radio stations, I was also able to be a member of diverse organizations such as the choir and the rugby club.

In the fraternity, I served as recording secretary, public relations chairman and was the house’s representative to the Student Senate.

After graduation, I worked for a year at WTAP-TV in nearby Parkersburg. But then I was able to use my fraternity contacts to get a foot in the door at WBNS-TV, the CBS affiliate, and perennial No. 1 station in Columbus.

I have worked there continuously for almost 20 years, and have worked my way up through the ranks, from part-time studio camera operator,  to associate director. I currently direct the 4:30 a.m. and 6 a.m. newscasts. I also work many different  technical positions for other newscasts and non-news productions throughout the day.

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my family. I currently live in the Columbus suburb of Worthington, with my wife and two children. I am active with my church, and  I sing with my church choir. I am also very involved with my sailing club, and served as the commodore (president) of the club in 2010. I am also the regional vice president for the Eastern Great Lakes region of the Day Sailer Class Association, and have participated in two North American Championship Regattas in the Day Sailer Class.

I truly believe that the experiences I had living in the Delt house helped me both in my career and my with my other life experiences. Having a leadership position in college prepared me for being a leader both in my work life and my sailing life. Having to work with a diverse group of people toward a common goal, at an early age was truly an eye-opening and valuable experience that I cherish every day.