As the San Diego Video Production leader, BizVid Communications shines the spotlight on one of the two partners. Meet Bill Gruber and observe his amazing accomplishments. One other attribute to Bill is his humility. As his partner, he’s likely to be upset with me for publishing this… but, hey… we needed a blog topic.
Bill Gruber is founder of BizVid Communications, a production firm specializing in short and long form video / audio programming. He brings to his company extensive experience in audio/video production and management. As producer/director for many of its projects, his talent has been recognized by his peers who have conferred upon him several Emmy and Telly Awards.
Early in his career, Mr. Gruber co-founded Film House International, a multi-media film and audio production company. The firm focused primarily on national film and multi-track recording projects. He also co-founded the nation’s first religiously programmed cable network called Christian Communications Network (CCN). As its General Manager / Executive Producer, he was responsible for all day to day operations.
His success at CCN prompted media giant Cox Communications to hire him as General Manager of Channel 4 and Director of Programming. While at Cox, Mr. Gruber was in charge of the department budgets as well as the many live and taped productions required on a weekly basis. Most programs were in studio but many were on location.
After several years with Cox, cable pioneer Bill Daniels asked Mr. Gruber to lend his expertise to the development of Box Seat, a Southern California regional sports network. As its Vice President of Network Operations and Programming, he was responsible for budgets and was active in program acquisition and production. Box Seat became the Fox Sports Network.
Mr. Gruber’s skill set is in management and production. His list of credits includes local, regional and national training videos for various corporations as well as long form programming. He has produced/directed telethons, interview programs, documentaries and consumer videos for many persons and corporations.
Mr. Gruber’s expertise has attracted the attention of many industry organizations. He is past president and lifetime member of the San Diego Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences; served on several advisory boards; guest speaker at national trade shows including the NAB, NRB and NCTA; guest lectured at San Diego State University and UCLA. In 2007 he was voted into the Television Academy’s “Silver Circle” for 25 years of contribution to San Diego television.
Mr. Gruber earned his Bachelors degree from San Diego State University in Radio/TV. He has been married to Brenda for more than forty years. They love to travel.