Russ Ptacek, VNI Television, Washington, D.C.

As President and owner of VNI Television, Ptacek has traveled to more than 40 countries and focused his lense on stories that advocate change for the powerless. Ptacek also founded NewsTV Corporation, (which he sold in 2001) to provide field producers, photographers and camera rentals to US network and international news organizations.
Ptacek is an active member of Investigative Reporters and Editors, National Press Cluib and National Press Photographers Association.