Rotary Lunch Program: Behind The Scenes at a News Station

On Tuesday, March 5, our lunch program will be a presentation from Andrew Untermeyer and Matt McDonald from Central Oregon Daily News, entitled “Behind The Scenes at a News Station”.

Andrew Untermeyer   Matt McDonald

Andrew is a broadcast advertising veteran with a combined 35 years of experience in Central Oregon. Growing up in inner city San Francisco he was a big fan of the 49ers and Giants where Live broadcasts of his favorite teams were few and far in between. Fast forward, live sports on are some of the biggest events on television. Over the years, many of his local clients have been in events such as Duck and Beaver Football games, baseball’s World Series and the Super Bowl. Being the son of a broadcast professional, his father used to say: “Without Advertising, You Wouldn’t Know”. Having a career where paying attention to News, Sports, Politics and Culture is not a bad way to spend the day.

Matt is a veteran journalist who has called Central Oregon home for the better part of two decades. Originally an engineering student, an insatiable curiosity and a love for great stories lead Matt into a new career path. He was part of the team launching KOHD (ABC for Central Oregon) in 2006 and would find himself the News Director at the very same station 13 years later. The values Matt has aspired to have never changed. Be honest. Be clear. Bring great stories to life. And be there when your community needs you most.

We’ll be in our usual room at the Riverhouse – Deschutes South.

Signup for lunch here.

This meeting will both in-person and virtual. We will record the presentation for others who aren’t able to attend at noon.

Join the Zoom Meeting here: RCGB Zoom Link

You can also call in to the meeting at (669) 900-9128 and enter meeting ID: 692 491 9146. If you’re asked, the passcode is 5110.