Gold Circle Inductee – Mike Narisi July 2018
Throughout his 50+ year career, Mike has done it all in Arkansas and beyond. He began his career as a studio cameraman in 1968 at KFSM-TV in Fort Smith. After serving 2 years active duty in the USN aboard the USS Elmer Montgomery DE 1082 Mike returned to Ft. Smith and worked at Channel 40 KFPW until Jim Pitcock hired him away to Little Rock. He went on to work as a photographer at both KATV-TV and KARK-TV before becoming Chief Photographer at KTHV-TV.
Mike was a producer/photographer for the Bill Dance Fishing Show. He’s traveled with the national press corps covering the presidential campaigns for President Bill Clinton and President Donald Trump. His production facility Hailstone Creek Productions has hosted live programs for Geraldo, Rachel Maddow, Mike Huckabee and other prominent figures. Mike continues his work in the field covering natural disasters and breaking news as a photojournalist.