North Carolina Science Now: Producers

North Carolina Science Now pairs a veteran reporter and an experienced education professional to create dynamic multimedia stories and related resources that can be enjoyed by the general public as well as utilized by teachers in the classroom!


Frank GraffFrank Graff is an award winning  producer/reporter with UNC-TV, focusing on North Carolina Science Now, a weekly science series that airs Wednesdays, as part of North Carolina Now on UNC-TV. In addition to producing these special segments, Frank will provide additional information related to his stories through the North Carolina Science Now Reporter's Blog. Frank joined UNC-TV in October, 2012, bringing almost  25 years of TV experience to UNC-TV. He began his career in Presque Isle, Maine and has worked at stations in Clarksburg, W.Va, Lynchburg, Va., Norfolk, Baltimore and Cincinnati before coming to Raleigh as a reporter with the NBC owned station here. Frank won a regional and national Emmy award for his coverage of riots in Cincinnati and a regional Emmy for a story on Raleigh's new downtown wayfinding system. His work has also been recognized by the Communicator awards, the Associated Press and the Society of Professional Journalists. Frank took a four year break from reporting to work with a Triangle Public Relations firm. While there, his PR and Marketing work won a Davey Award for a series of radio and television spots, as well as the social media campaign to rebrand a regional drug store chain. Frank grew up in Toledo, Ohio and graduated from Ohio University with a degree a journalism and a Master's degree in Political Science. His true love is spending time with his wife, two children and friends. He also enjoys photography, golfing and running (he's completed 3 half marathons with his wife)