Mr. Regusters is a veteran broadcast news producer and award-winning documentary filmmaker with international credits. He began his media career on the business side, as an advertising salesman and copywriter for WHAT-AM/WWDB-FM, and WMMR-FM in Philadelphia. These experiences led to positions in New York City, first as advertising director at Encore Magazine, then as a senior advertising account executive at Essence Magazine, until he transitioned to television news as a show writer, then full-fledged broadcast news producer in Washington, DC, for WTTG-TV5 (Fox), and WUSA-TV9 (CBS). He became a senior producer of The Panorama Show with Maury Povich on Fox Television, and senior producer for Pacifica Radio’s new Democracy Now with Amy Goodman and The Julianne Malveaux Show. In addition, Tony produced morning news at WBAL-TV11 (NBC), and produced feature story programming at WMAR-TV2 (ABC), in Baltimore, MD. He went on to become executive producer for national, weekly broadcasts of PowerPoint Radio, focusing on African-American, African and African Diaspora news and cultural affairs from National Public Radio (NPR), in Washington, DC. Mr. Regusters was a field producer in Africa for CNN International and is the originating producer of Teen Summit on Black Entertainment Television (BET).
After several years of producing independently and consulting on program development, communications policy and infrastructure in Africa, the United Kingdom and Brazil for his firm MediaWorks @ The Watergate, Mr. Regusters served with distinction as a speechwriter and press secretary for Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA). This work was followed by a position as general manager for WPFW 89.3 FM, where he shifted the programming grid to accentuate Jazz and World Music, introduced several new and exciting programs, raised record-breaking levels of capital in membership drives, and hosted Sounds of Brazil with Brazilian co-host, Zezeh Periera Lusane.
A graduate of the Johnson School of Communications and Journalism at Howard University, where he majored in film and television production and international affairs, Tony wrote, produced and directed the award-winning documentary film “Obama in Ghana: The Untold Story.” He is presently working with renowned international motion picture director Ms. Euzhan Palcy of Paris, France – and production partner, Clayton LeBouef, on VECTOR, a science fiction screenplay he authored that’s set to be filmed in the Republic of Haiti. Tony Regusters lectures publicly on Media Issues, Afrofuturism and STEM education, and is a published Syfy author. His most recent science fiction short story “The Emissary” appears in Genesis II: The Anthology of Black Science Fiction.
Mr. Regusters lives in Annapolis, Maryland, where he’s completing FARSTRIDER, an Afrofuturist novel of science fiction, ancient memory and time travel.