Throughout Joe Harkins’s distinguished 15+ year video production career, he has delivered a wide range ofprojects for clients as varied as ESPN and Interact for Health. With dual bachelor’s degrees from Xavier University
in Sports Management and Electronic Media and a passion for seeking out the latest technologies and trends, Joe has excelled in all aspects of video production.
Joe’s career began with the Cincinnati Reds. After starting in the baseball operations department, Joe became the organization’s first full time video coordinator. As video coordinator, Joe oversaw all aspects of video coaching for the Reds as well as all levels of their minor league systems and their scouting department. He also implemented the organization’s first digital video archiving system – a system still used by the Reds today.
Joe then moved into the video production world. He worked at jayTV for more than 9 years. His main duty there was editing, but he also wore the hats of producer, field producer, post-production supervisor, on-line editor, and operated a pole camera for several episodes of Desperate Landscapes. Joe was an integral part of the team that put together the following programs for DIY Network, HGTV and the Fine Living Network: Desperate Landscapes, Sledgehammer, 10 Grand in Your Hand, American Shopper, America’s Most Desperate Landscape, Backyard Blitz, and My Yard Goes Disney. He also worked on several non-profit projects for Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Cincinnati and Big Brothers and Sisters of Greater Cincinnati. Joe personally researched and oversaw jayTV’s post-production team’s transition from Final Cut Pro to the Adobe Creative Suite.
Joe’s shooting and edit skills have kept him busy. He has been engaged in projects for Interact for Health, The Pro Football Hall of Fame, and the Ken Anderson Foundation. He has also worked as assistant camera on a pilot for
A&E and the Emmy-nominated segment “Teddy Ballgame” on ESPN’s E60.
Joe was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He comes from a large family and has five siblings. He currently resides in the Cincinnati suburb of Fort Wright, Kentucky with his wife Molly, their 2 year-old son Henry, and their boxer Gracie.