Brian Malone is a seven-time Heartland Emmy®-Award winning producer/director, editor and composer. Malone is also the 2016 winner of the True Grit – Colorado Filmmaker Award presented by the Denver Film Society Malone has been making documentary films for over 20 years. His programs have aired nationally on PBS stations and cable networks, covering political issues, public education, Grammy-Award-Winning recording artists, environmental issues, and Native American culture.
In 2016, Malone won the Heartland Emmy for Best Documentary (Topical) for his film, “Education, Inc.” which uncovers the national move by hedge fund managers to privatize America’s public education system. Malone’s documentary film “Patriocracy” looks at the political divisions in American politics and features Alan Simpson, Bob Schieffer and more than 40 members of Congress. Malone’s film “Forgiveness: The Steven McDonald Story,” won two Emmy Awards in 2013 for its broadcast on Rocky Mountain PBS. This film chronicles NYPD detective Steven McDonald, who was paralyzed after being shot in Central Park and has gone on to rebuild his life as an inspirational peace advocate all over the world.
Leigh Paterson Correspondent & Writer
Leigh Paterson has worked as Inside Energy’s Wyoming and Colorado correspondent since April of 2014. Leigh received her Master’s in Broadcast Journalism from the S.I Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, then spent two years as a producer at Canadian TV’s Washington DC bureau. Before joining Inside Energy, Leigh reported for TV and radio as a one woman show freelancer for BBC News, BBC World Service, PRI’s the World, ABC-Univision, Agence France Presse, and CBC News.
Alisa Joyce Barba Executive Producer
Alisa Joyce Barba is an award-winning journalist, producer, writer and editor with 25 years of experience in both commercial and public broadcasting. She is Executive Editor at Inside Energy, a public media collaboration focused on America’s energy issues.
Prior to IE, Barba served as Senior Editor for Fronteras: the Changing America Desk, a regional news collaboration project involving seven public radio stations across the southwest. She also served as Western Bureau Chief for NPR for 12 years. Her radio work has won numerous national and regional awards. As a freelance producer in 2002, Barba won the coveted Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Award for her work as Executive Producer of a KPBS documentary entitled “Culture of Hate: Who Are We?”.