Newport News Public Schools TV and the Telecommunications Center

Producer/Director Rajeana Price and poster for TV show

Toward the end of the school year, Telecom students enjoyed a special guest speaker from the television/broadcasting industry.

Rajeana Price, daughter of Telecom Supervisor Ray Price and a graduate of the NNPS Telecom program, spoke with students about her experience, career path, and current projects.

Price works in video production in Wisconsin. She was in town for her father's induction into the VHSL Hall of Fame and made time to speak to the students. Additionally, she agreed to be interviewed for a student show called "On-Air."

Price graduated from Telecom, Norfolk State University, and Full Sail University (Film). She worked in the production industry in Los Angeles for many years before becoming a video production specialist at ETC (Electronic Theatre Controls) headquarters.

Following her dreams, Price is also a producer and director of her own projects. She is currently producing and directing a television series called "Big Girl Love," about five full-figured young ladies negotiating life in the city, including the dating scene, career challenges, and trying to break out of the stereotypes of the plus-sized woman.

The show was filmed in Hampton, Newport News, and Toano, where Price's father and brother (Michael Price) could be part of the crew.

The Telecom students had questions for her about working in the industry, particularly about being a woman in the industry -- especially a black woman.

Price stressed that being persistent is the most important thing. If you really want something, make it happen, she said.

She told the students that she credits her experience as a Telecom student - being creative, producing exciting sporting events, and gaining confidence - for her career in the film industry she loves.