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Joe Albea and John Moore
Joe Albea and John Moore

Carolina Outdoor Journal is produced by Joe Albea Productions, a division of Southeast Media Services, Inc. Hosted by Joe Albea and John Moore – both are lifelong residents of North Carolina and have years of involvement in outdoor writing, photography, radio and television broadcast production. They both enjoy all facets of the Carolina outdoor experience from fishing the outer banks surf to floating a mountain river for smallmouth bass.

Joe Albea is an award-winning outdoor photographer and the producer of Carolina Outdoor Journal. His still photography has graced many magazines and his video images have been used in television and video productions across the country. Albea has traveled extensively abroad and to every corner of North Carolina.
John Moore has 32 years of radio and television broadcast experience. He has co-hosted the Journal since the beginning of the series while operating a very successful marketing and advertising firm. Very active in his community, Moore has countless hours of volunteer service under his belt.

With more than 20 years experience in food styling and instruction, Donna Reynolds brings a wealth of knowledge to every recipe she prepares. As host and producer of Simple Cooking, a cooking segment of Carolina Outdoor Journal, Donna creates, styles and demonstrates each recipe featured on the show. From tasty coastal dishes featuring fish, shrimp and oysters to game recipes that capture the flavor of the outdoors, she prepares recipes that are simple and delicious.

In 1997, Greg Pierce graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a degree in Broadcasting. Greg worked as a videographer and video editor in the Lexington, KY market for 5 years before he found himself at the University of Richmond as the Director of Athletic Video. For the last 13 years, Greg has worked at East Carolina University and is now the Assistant Athletics Director for Video & Technology. Greg lives in Grimesland with his wife, Erin, and two children, Madeline and Peyton. Greg is starting his third year with the Carolina Outdoor Journal family and is looking forward to the future.

UNC TV Production Crew

Studio Producer/Director

Will Mikes

Video Engineer

Phil Arrington | Dick May

Technical Director

Will Mikes

Lighting Director

Steve Price


Grant Dennis | Joe Smith | Glenn Abbey

Floor Manager

Lynn McConnell | Steve Johnson | Kevin Calnan

Tape Operator

Jeff Wilson | Lynn McConnell

Studio Cameras

Joseph Smith | Jeff Wilson | Steve Johnson | Kevin Calnan

Special Projects Manager

Galen Black

Director of Productions

Shannon Vickery