Joseph Ortiz has a Bachelors degree in Broadcasting with an emphasis in Video Production and a minor in English from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. Joseph has served on the Board of Governors for the Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences continuously for nearly 25 consecutive years as both a voting member and an Ex Oficio member. He serves as a media spokesperson for the Tolleson Union High School District handling media relations, social media, crisis communication, public relations and marketing. He interacts with television media in the Phoenix Metropolitan area on a weekly basis, writing press releases, pitching news stories, and responding to media requests. He has served as the Public Information Officer for the Phoenix Union High School District, the City of Tempe, the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and currently as the Director of Public Relations and Marketing for the Tolleson Union High School District.
Joseph has previously served on the Educational Access Governing Board for the City of Phoenix Education Channel, now known as Know 99. While at the City of Tempe, Joseph oversaw the public information office, the graphic arts department and Channel 11, the city’s public affairs channel. He has also served as a panel leader and judge for Emmy nominations, in both English and Spanish, throughout his entire time on the NATAS Board.
For many years, Joseph coordinated the NATAS Scholarships for ASU broadcasting students. He currently serves on the board’s Student Awards Committee.
Joseph has been a presenter at the Rocky Mountain Emmy Gala and is on the 12 Who Care Committee for KPNX. Nationally, Joseph has served on the Board of Directors of the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) in Rockville, MD. and is an alum of the Phoenix Business Journal’s 40 under 40.
Joseph has been a mentor to countless numbers of broadcasting students and he has experience as a producer, videographer, scriptwriter, and editor.