Helen Chatel, Executive Director

Originally from Western Ma, Helen graduated from The College of New Rochelle in New York with a B.A. in Communication Arts specializing in broadcasting. For the past 10yrs Helen has worked at a Public Access station in CT. Where for the last 7yrs she has been the Executive Director. She is excited about meeting the people and local non-profits in Watertown. Helen also enjoys playing soccer, attending sporting events, wide variety of music, camping and traveling.

Helen can be reached by email Helen Chatel. Contact Helen for issues regarding the studio and day to day operations of the facility.


Andrea Santopietro, Media Outreach Coordinator

Andrea is a graduate of the New England Institute of Art, where she received a Bachelors Degree in Digital Filmmaking and Video Production. She has directed and produced many short films, including a documentary on a wounded veteran. Over the years, Andrea has interned as technical director for a Brookline based television network and as an editor for Boston’s leading non-profit, Action for Boston Community Development. She also enjoys movies, music, and swimming.

Andrea can be reached by email Andrea Santopietro. Contact Andrea to schedule workshops.


Dan Hogan, News Producer

Dan is a graduate of the New England School of Communications and has a BA in Sports Journalism. Most recently Dan has served as a sports writer for the Eagle Tribune Newspaper in North Andover and interned as a copyeditor for Bleacher Report. He has also been a DJ on 89.3 FM WHSN in Bangor, ME. In college, Dan produced, anchored and reported for NESCom’s bi weekly newscast, conducted long form interviews on The Maine Report, and served as a sideline reporter for Bangor’s FOX affiliate’s broadcasts of Husson University’s basketball, football, baseball and lacrosse games. In his spare time, Dan likes to play wiffle ball and volleyball. He is also a self-described “movie buff.”

Dan can be reached by email Dan Hogan. Contact Dan if you have any questions about Watertown Weekly News.


Sam Dudley, Videographer

Sam graduated from Quinnipiac University with a BA in Film, Video, and Interactive Media with a minor in Sports Studies. Sam interned with Wallingford Public Schools in Wallingford, CT creating educational programs for their cable access station. In addition to producing a number of short films and documentaries, she worked as a production assistant with D2 Productions broadcasting college hockey and basketball games on New England Sports Network and Sports New York. She also enjoys reading, photography, and movies.

Sam can be reached by email Sam Dudley.