Stephen A. Jones
Award-winning camera operator Stephen Jones first joined the Los Angeles television and film production industry after arriving from Orlando’s WFTV in 1979. Starting as a staffer with ABC in Hollywood, Jones acquired a wide range of program production experience, from game shows to daytime dramas, sitcoms to the Olympic Games. In 1987, he left ABC to freelance, concentrating his efforts in sitcoms. Jones has earned five Emmy Awards: three in the Technical Direction/Camera/Video Control for a Series category for episodes of The Golden Girls, one for an episode of Benson and an Emmy for his work with ABC’s coverage of the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. In addition to previous terms as a governor, Jones has served as chair of the Engineering Emmys Awards Committee, which selects the annual Engineering Emmy Awards. He has been an active Television Academy member since joining in the early 1980s. He holds a B.A. in Communications from the University of Central Florida.
London-Irishman Kieran Healy started his career as a child actor with the Royal Shakespeare Company, acting with Dame Helen Mirren and Sir Ben Kingsley. At the ripe old age of 12 he observed that the actors arrived to the theater on bicycles and the stagehands drove up in Jaguars! At age 17 he started working for the Who as a roadie, and by age 22 became the band’s lighting designer, touring America with them in 1979. This led to other touring clients, including the Rolling Stones (1981) Genesis and ELO, amongst others. A desire to leave that nomadic lifestyle got him into television in the early 1980s. Since then, he has lighted talk shows, game shows, variety shows and specials. In 2009 he won a Primetime Emmy in the category of Outstanding Lighting Direction (electronic, multi-camera) For Variety, Music or Comedy Programming, and he has received 12 other nominations. His career highlights include 11 years of American Idol, the 9/11 special A Tribute to Heroes, Paul Simon's Graceland—The African Concert and Live Aid.