About CBR

In Charlotte, it began in 1990 as a way to initiate a public dialogue around community challenges. Today after 20 years, 1,000 weekly broadcasts and expansion onto 22 PBS stations in North and South Carolina Carolina Business Review has become the most widely watched source for business and public policy issues across the Region. Series Executive Producer and Moderator, Chris William also leads a team of financial professionals for a large financial institution, comprehensively managing families wealth and strategic financial direction. In addition, he annually participates and authors forums and conferences on the most acute Public Policy and Business issues.



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Chris William
Executive Producer & Moderator

Chris William launched Carolina Business Review in 1990 as a way to initiate a public dialogue around community challenges. He serves as the television program’s Moderator and Executive Producer and has hosted more than 1,000 episodes airing in 22 media markets throughout North & South Carolina. Chris is a Managing Director for a major financial institution and leads a team of financial professionals to comprehensively manage families’ wealth and strategic financial direction. In addition, he annually participates and authors forums and conferences on the most acute Public Policy and Business issues.

 

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Allison Andrews
Content Producer

Allison Andrews is a multiple Emmy award winning producer with more than 24-years in media and communications.

Before launching her own communications firm, she spent 16 years at WCNC-TV where she held several positions including Executive Producer of News and Special Projects, Executive Producer of the 22 time Emmy winning magazine program ‘Carolina Traveler’, and Producer of the lifestyle/entertainment show ‘Charlotte Today’.

Her writing and editing skills have also lead to a National Headliner award. As a freelance writer she has written for numerous publications including ‘Time’ magazine.

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Donna Chavis
Senior Producer

Donna has over 30 years experience in television production. Senior Producer, Director, Assistant Director, Stage Manager, Writer, Project Manager, Producing Studio AND On-Location Projects, and specializing in LIVE productions.

Donna’s experience includes a wide variety of projects; Corporate, Entertainment, Sports, Music, Weekly programming and Special Events.

She is also a Part-Time Instructor at Carolina School of Broadcasting.

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Randy Belk
Director

Randy has been a Director for Television for over 30 years. He began his career as a camera operator, which gives him an advantage and enhances his ability as a director.

His experience includes Corporate, Entertainment, Music, and Sports, specializing in multi-camera shoots, on both prerecorded andLIVE productions. Randy is highly respected and considered to be one of the best in his field.

CBR's
Upcoming Topics
August 28
SC and NC Superintendents of Education
September 4
Tom Finke, CEO, Babson Capital
September 11
Tom Ross, President, UNC
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Broadcast Partners

We proudly partner with the following regional Public Broadcasting organizations to produce a weekly, 30-minute dialogue that can been seen on 22 PBS affiliates throughout North and South Carolina: