Kim Brattain

Kim is a veteran television journalist and anchorwoman, having worked in small and large markets. She’s won numerous awards, including 3 regional Emmys and several Associated Press awards for journalism. Her most recent documentaries both won critical acclaim, and became a finalist in multiple nationwide film festivals.

NAWBO Charlotte

2017 & 2018 Charlotte Business Woman of the Year Finalist

2018 Mecklenburg Times 50 Most Influential Women

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Meet the Team

Rick Fitts Video Editor

Rick Fitts - Executive Producer

Rick brought his extensive knowledge to Kim Brattain Media in 2015, after managing the WTVI production team under various titles for years.  His projects have won national recognition: 13 Telly Awards, 3 Silver Telly Awards and the Communicator’s Gold Award, and received an Emmy nomination for his work with Steve Crump on the documentary “Bearden at 100".  His projects range from broadcast television to documentary.
As owner of Fitts Production Associates Rick’s credits include producing and directing special event entertainment and corporate award shows internationally, working in Australia, China and South Korea. Corporate film projects include production work in Germany and France.

Chelsea Bailey Engle - Executive Producer and Editor

With a background in video production, live production, and marketing, Chelsea brings a diverse skill set to Kim Brattain Media. Chelsea is also in charge of keeping you up to date on all happenings through social media. She has a great love of storytelling, which drew her to the KBM team. Chelsea also creates and manages websites, another skill she uses for our clients, and KBM too!

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Dan Klutz Videographer Charlotte NC

Dan Klutz - Director of Photography

As a professional image maker for over 12 years, Dan strives to capture each moment in an interesting and engaging light.  Dan’s spark of creativity lies not only in the creation of beautiful imagery- that spark also is present in a technical manner.  Dan has the technical side of the team covered as a go-to whiz for any technology related issue.

Stephanie Wiseman - Videographer and Editor

Stephanie Wiseman was born and raised in Maryland, attended Film School in Towson, MD, and worked along side a production company in Annapolis for many years. After moving to Charlotte, NC, she built her own photography business, bringing her artist eye to every project.

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Renee Giordano Video Producer Charlotte NC

Renee Giordano - Producer

Renee is a writer and producer for Kim Brattain Media. Winner of two regional Emmy Awards, she spent two decades in the television news business as a newscast & promotions producer, TV-news content & marketing consultant and most recently as Executive Producer managing a newsroom at WSOC-TV. Renee focuses on connecting with clients and helping them tell their best stories.

Benjamine Reid - Producer 

Having spent over 6 years working in production, Ben has experience in all the phases that bring the project from initial concept to final deliverable. His production expertise is as a producer and an editor, with reel that includes training & fitness, educational concepts, step-by-step recipe cooking and reality-style documentary content covering several genres. Ben recently arrived in Charlotte from Los Angeles and is a native of Miami, Florida.

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Audio Engineer Charlotte NC

Andrew Paustian - Audio Engineer

Andrew has a masters in Energy Engineering and brings his skill to getting perfect voice recordings for Kim Brattain Media.   Andrew believes a great video is the sum of it’s parts: great story, beautiful pictures, couple with crisp, clear interviews and narration.


Shaun Donithan - Director, Live Broadcast Expert, Videographer

Shaun’s the go-to guy at KBM for all sports broadcasts. His live experience includes the Carolina Panthers, CBS Sports Live, Charlotte Checkers, Charlotte Knights, Charlotte Motor Speedway, EQSportsNet, ESPN, FOX NFL Sunday, Fox Sports, NBA, Rush Media, Turner Sports, USA Today Sports and Wake Forest University. With a journalism background, Shaun's eye for a great shot combined with his storytelling ability make him an indispensable part of the team.

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Lori Arrington Katzenstein - Producer/Writer

Lori brings decades of broadcasting and writing experience to Kim Brattain Media. She has worked in front of the camera as a talent and behind the scenes as an award-winning producer. She is a master storyteller and has received numerous awards for her work, including an Emmy, American Women in Radio and Television Award, National Headliner Award for Outstanding Journalist, National Scripps Howard Foundation Award for Journalistic Excellence, Sigma Delta Chi Society of Professional Journalist Award and more.


Live Events Media Group

A quality video deserves a flawless presentation. Live Events Media Group is one of the South’s premier corporate event production and audio-visual experts. LEMG offers everything from site planning, event design, lighting, sound, video, projection, staging, decor, show producers and technicians, and logistics.

Live Events Media Group can handle all aspects of planning and implementation for any kind of event; whether a conference, convention, trade show, corporate meeting or live event.


Grow by ERG

Grow by ERG started as a need. How do we market our company to the right people with the right message at the right time? 

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We worked with several marketing agencies before realizing that they did not have our goals in mind. We took matters into our own hands and combined years of digital marketing agency expertise and the “know-how” of a serial entrepreneur, to help you grow with purpose.

Grow by ERG provides SEO, web development, social media management, pay-per-click, content writing, and branding assistance. 

We start with your goals and then wrap our process around them to help you Grow. What are you waiting for? Let’s Grow!

“Thank you so much for all you did, I know it was a huge job. Video was awesome!”
— Marion Shields, The Harvest Center
“Once again, Kim Brattain produced videos that elevated our annual awards luncheon to a spectacular level!”
— Ava R.P. Gritzuk, Director of Events - Carolinas Chapter of CRE
“SIMPLY AWESOME!!!!!! Getting great feedback on the clip... THANK YOU PHASE2”
— Keva Walton, VP Charlotte Chamber of Commerce
I understand that in your television life you were a top tier news broadcaster. Now I know that you and firm, phase2productions, are a top tier video production firm. Thank you for your enormous contribution in helping us expand our image and impact on the Charlotte and the Carolinas. You are certainly helping us make the CREative Thinkers Awards a remarkable and memorable annual event.
— Loren Kennedy, Kennedy Advisors
“I LOVE IT! AWESOME Job! Thanks a million! Wishing you a wonderful and blessed day!”
— Judy Auten, Patterson Heating & Air Conditioning
“I just wanted to send a note to say ‘job well done’ with the final video. I thoroughly enjoyed working with both of you.”
— John F. Ham, Director of Marketing
“We’ve gotten so much positive feedback about the video – the emotional tug and genuine testimonies!! One guest (I found out yesterday) had to walk out during the video portion because it hit too close to home; but she’s planning on making a contribution to further our work. It has been a pleasure to work with you again!!”
— Sherry, McCreesh Place/Supportive Housing Communities
“Kim, I wanted to thank you for a job well done on the new Fletcher video. I’m thankful for the time we were able to spend working together on this particular project and appreciate your dedication to sharing the magic of The Fletcher School.”
— Laura Edwards
“Kim, thank you for creating such a beautiful visual demonstration of our Classroom Central mission. We know that it truly captivated the audience... and we are grateful for your vision, artistry and patience (with us and the snow!)”
— Classroom Central
“Greetings Kim! I had the chance to view [the Fletcher School Film] in the mountains and want to personally thank you for your patience and professionalism to remain committed to the taping. Not only the taping for the day, but all the behind the scenes work that must occur for this output. Thank you! Your overall dedication is appreciated!”
— Whitni Wilson-Wertz, Junior League of Charlotte