About Us

Peabody Access Telecommunications, Inc. (Peabody TV) operates Channels 8, 9, and 99 in the City of Peabody.  No place else brings you gavel-to-gavel coverage of government meetings, or high school sports,  candidate forums, concerts, and public affairs programming.  Nowhere else can you consume content specifically produced by and for Peabody residents.

About Us

Peabody Access Telecommunications, Inc. (Peabody TV) operates Channels 8, 9, and 99 in the City of Peabody.  No place else brings you gavel-to-gavel coverage of government meetings, or high school sports,  candidate forums, concerts, and public affairs programming.  Nowhere else can you consume content specifically produced by and for Peabody residents.

HISTORY

When Mayor Peter Torigian brought cable television to the City of Peabody back in October of 1980, it was groundbreaking. Twenty-five years later, Mayor Michael Bonfanti changed the landscape again when, with the stroke of a pen, authorized Comcast to fund a non-profit organization to “provide services to Public, Educational, and Governmental Access users”. And, thus, PAT was born.

In June 2017, Mayor Edward Bettencourt successfully secured a significant increase in Peabody TV’s funding when signed the new ten-year cable license.  In doing so, he ensured that PEG access operations will continue for years to come. Early in 2018, Mayor Bettencourt announced plans for a municipal fiber network,  yet again breaking technological barriers in the City.   Peabody TV looks forward to partnering with the City and the Peabody Municipal Light Plant on this exciting endeavor.

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to stimulate cultural, artistic, and political expression through the use of video and digital media; to provide a secure forum that will allow the diverse populations of Peabody an avenue to explore the free and open exchange of ideas, and to provide open access to the most current communications technology.

Meet the Staff

Camille Bartlett

Camille Bartlett

Executive Director

Camille leads the Peabody TV team with over 35 years experience in public television. She is a graduate of Salem State College with a bachelor’s degree in English. Outside of work she is a mother, an avid music fan, a sports enthusiast, and the owner of a beautiful Rottweiler named Charlie.
Courtney Kent

Courtney Kent

Creative Director

Courtney has been with Peabody TV since 2007, when she was only 16 years old. She graduated from Endicott College in 2013 with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications with a concentration of Digital Filmmaking. She loved making videos with friends growing up and discovered her love for editing at the young age of 9.
Jim Palmer

Jim Palmer

Production Manager

Jim brings years of community TV experience having worked at Peabody Cablevision, Danvers TV, and now Peabody TV. He has a bachelors in TV and Video Production from Emerson College. In his spare time, Jim is an active Amateur Radio operator and emergency communications volunteer, avid weather spotter, and enjoys camping, hiking, and other outdoor events.
Stephen Valenti

Stephen Valenti

Production Coordinator

Steve is a graduate of Salem State University with a Bachelor of Science in Communications with a concentration in Media Production. He has been involved with community television since high school and has experience working in the Boston news market. In his free time, Steve enjoys exploring the mountains of New Hampshire.
Josiah Bedrosian

Josiah Bedrosian

Production Assistant

Josiah started at Peabody TV in the summer of 2017. He brings experience from various documentary and narrative productions, and is always looking for an excuse to hit record. In his free time, Josiah can be found listening to music at a deafening volume, filling sketchbooks with ideas that ‘no, you can’t look at yet bc they’re not ready’, or playing lacrosse.
Natalie Maga

Natalie Maga

Office Manager

Natalie is a lifelong Peabody resident and a graduate of the Peabody School system.  She worked at Peabody City Hall as the first female City Clerk for 42 years. In 2006 joined the Peabody TV team after retiring from the city.  Natalie is a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother and feels truly blessed to be part of this amazing Peabody TV team.
Don Murphy

Don Murphy

Facilities Coordinator

Don has over 40 years in television production experience.  Don has also worked as a driving instructor, history teacher, and a bar owner. In his free time he plays for a championship winning softball team.

BOARD MEMBERS

Tim Spanos, Chairman

John McGinn, Treasurer

Matthew Molk, Secretary

Deanne Healey

Lou Cersosimo

Robert Champagne

James Morin