J. Stern spent the past two decades working with Ole Miss' athletics video operations. His work on the various Ole Miss coaches shows has earned numerous honors, including Telly Awards, Communicator Awards and awards from the Mississippi Association of Broadcasters.
In February 1990, Stern came to Oxford as the Sports Producer for the University's Teleproductions Resource Center. He served in numerous capacities at TRC, including Assistant Director, Interim Director and the first Executive Producer of Mississippi Today, a public broadcasting show about business in the state.
Prior to Ole Miss, Stern worked at ESPN in Bristol, Conn., where he was a Production Assistant and Associate Producer on SportsCenter and remote Associate Producer for ESPN's coverage of live Big 10 women's basketball.
Stern was an associate producer for USA Network's Thursday Night Fights and worked for F&F Productions in St. Petersburg, Fla., as a remote coordinator. While at F&F, Stern crewed and coordinated remote broadcasts for CBS Sports, WGN, Sunshine Network, the Republican National Convention and the U.S. Open tennis tournament.
A native of Opelika, Ala., Stern is no stranger to the Southeastern Conference, having studied at both the University of Alabama and Auburn University in speech communications and broadcast journalism.