A pioneer in the field of journalism, Wilson-Swann demonstrated that, with talent, knowledge and action, much can be achieved. The first female Anchor for Newsnight 13, the first female News Editor and the first female News Director are just a few of her accomplishments while employed at ZNS Northern Service. It was in the early 1970s that Wilson-Swann’s career began as an employee of the Bahamas Oil Refinery Company (BORCO), soon to be followed by the Freeport News as a reporter. Following a number of years in print media, Wilson -Swann joined ZNS Northern Service in her mid 20’s as a radio news reporter, quickly becoming a recognized and trusted voice. After years of working in radio, another opportunity to spread her wings became available.
The introduction of television news on Grand Bahama was a welcome addition and heading the news desk was Wilson-Swann, who became the first lead and female Anchor.The leader of a number of hurricane teams providing coverage for the Northern Service, Wilson-Swann’s ability to take hold of listeners became evident when during the storms of 2004 and 2005, she was able to bring calm to a community on the edge, both during and after the storms.
The Host of a number of programs at ZNS Northern Service including; For The Record and Eye on Health, Wilson-Swann covered many local, national and international assignments.
Instrumental in the opening of the ZNS Abaco office and the master mind behind the community page on television, under Wilson-Swann’s leadership, there was a tremendous upswing in revenue for the BCB’s Northern office, with over one million dollars being raised in a year’s time. Born in Fresh Creek, Andros, Wilson-Swann married John Swann (deceased) in the year 1988. She has three children, Gevin Adderley, Garrette Aruschka Lydell, and Jondee Swann, adopted daughters Tyrina Whylly, Charlisa and Shae and adopted sons, Jordache and Joedy Swann.
Mrs. Kayleaser Deveaux-Isaacs (nee Moss), Deputy General Manager (Programming & Special Projects) has nearly 20 years of broadcasting experience. Before joining The Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas (BCB) in 2007, she worked at Fox News Channel (FNC) in New York City and Washington, DC. She acted as Producer many of the Fox News Channel and Fox Broadcast Live and Taped Productions including American Idol (Season I), Fox News Live, At Large w/Geraldo Rivera, On the Record w/Greta Van Susteren, Fox Report w/Shepard Smith, Fox News Specials: The Royal Wedding of Charles & Camilla, The DC Sniper, The Anna Nicole Smith Story, etc. She also worked on Fox News Radio productions including Fox News Radio w/John Gibson.
While at FNC she was awarded the inaugural Fox News Channel Apprentice Award by CEO Roger Ailes in 2004 and returned to FNC in 2014 as a special guest for the 10th Anniversary of the Ailes Apprentice Programme (AAP).
In December 2012, she led the launch team of BCB’s HD system.
Prior to her career as a Broadcaster, she worked at the Bahamas Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Tourism, both in New York City while completing her Bachelor’s Degree from Bernard Baruch College and Master’s Degree from The New School University, both in New York City. She also earned a Diploma from Oxford University, England.
Mrs. Deveaux-Isaacs also served as the Bahamas representative on The Miss Universe (2009) Broadcast Committee in The Bahamas, Olympic Games (2012) Broadcast Coverage discussions in Barbados, and IAAF World Relays, Bahamas (2014) Local Coverage Committee. She has worked in television and theatre (stage) productions in New York City as a Producer and Actor.
Eugene Higgs (Financial Controller) is a Certified Public Accountant with undergraduate degree in business administration from the University of South Florida and Mankato State University, Minnesota. He is a member of the Bahamas Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Illinois Society of CPAs. Mr. Higgs has worked in public accounting as a manager of one of the largest accounting firms in Nassau as well as private industries. He began his career as a teacher and is a trained youth worker. He is a former chairman of the National Junkanoo Committee.
With Associate Degrees in Electronics & Communications as well as Journalism & Mass Communication from the College of The Bahamas, Stanley B. Pinder has dedicated over 30 years of broadcasting service in both radio and television. Mr. Pinder joined the Broadcasting Corporation of the Bahamas as a Production Assistant in the early 80’s and later held the position of Technical Supervisor for all news and technical operations from 1980 through 1992.
In 1992 he served as the ZNS Program Manager for Excellence in Christian Broadcasting, and in 2003 through 2007 served as Deputy Director of radio production. During the period 2010-2014 Mr. Pinder served as Director of Radio.
Presently Mr. Pinder is the Deputy General Manager for the Northern Service/Radio. Mr. Pinder also serves as a proud member of Emmanuel Gospel Chapel.
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