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.
2017 & 2018 Charlotte Business Woman of the Year Finalist
2018 Mecklenburg Times 50 Most Influential Women
Meet the Team
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.