Best Of Baltimore - Page 44 - People and Media (3)

Best Of Baltimore
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People and Media (3)

CINEMATOGRAPHER
JOHN BENAM

 

Baltimore cinematographer John Benam has been on a roll as director of photography on the Netflix documentary series “The Keepers” and co-director of photography on “Charm City,” which will have its TV premiere April 22 on PBS. Next up: He’s directing a documentary on Hampden’s Rocket To Venus restaurant.

 

FASHION DESIGNER
BISHME CROMARTIE

 

The self-taught designer has attracted a major celebrity following and has also had his work featured in Vogue Italia and Elle Vietnam. But the crowning jewel for the Baltimore native is competing on this season of Bravo’s “Project Runway.” The 28- year-old, who is known for his avant-garde designs and structural, geometric silhouettes, says he will continue to build his brand and connect with his customers.

bishmercromartie.com

 

NEWS ANCHOR
DEBORAH WEINER

 

When Donna Hamilton retired from WBAL in May, she left large shoes to fill. But Deborah Weiner stepped right in as co-anchor on the 6 and 11 p.m. weeknight newscasts, and the station hasn’t lost a step. Weiner has become a welcome fixture on nightly Baltimore TV.

 

WBAL, 3800 Hooper Ave., Woodberry. facebook.com/deborahweinerwbal

 

PODCAST
‘TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION’

 

Taya Graham, Sean Yoes and Stephen Janis bring a powerful sense of social justice to their podcast on WYPR, and that’s why their voices matter at this time of struggle and spin in Baltimore. These are three journalists who are not cowed by City Hall.

 

WYPR, 2216 N. Charles St., Charles Village. 410-235-1660. wypr.org/programs/truth-and-reconciliation

 

RADIOBROADCAST
C4

 

No one brings more passion and a deeper sense of Maryland politics to the radio every day than WBAL’s Clarence Mitchell IV, better known on the airwaves as C4. If there is controversy at City Hall or in Annapolis, Mitchell’s show is the place in Media Baltimore where you will hear the major players talking about it the next day.

 

WBAL, 3800 Hooper Ave., Woodberry. 410-467-9225. wbal.com/shows/c4-show

 

SOCIAL BUTTERFLY
LYNN SELBY

 

Lynn Selby, 55, knows how to turn heads when attending parties. As president of the Baltimore chapter of The Links Inc., one of the largest service organizations of professional black women, she's accustomed to throwing high-end events that attract the likes of former presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett, White House correspondent April Ryan and any black female mover and shaker in the region. And she's showing the next