It is with great sadness that we announce that the long-time UCSD-TV Arts and Humanities producer John Menier died on November 14th after a brief illness.
As one of the original television producers at UCSD-TV, he was instrumental in the launch of the station that grew to include the far-reaching UCTV. He worked with artists, musicians, and arts organizations throughout San Diego to bring viewers around the world insights into the artistic process and masterful presentations of many musical and dance performances.
John was born in Ireland and graduated from the University of Oklahoma. He moved to San Diego to pursue graduate studies at San Diego State University. He joined UCSD-TV in 1993 and worked there until his retirement in 2021.
He produced hundreds of programs for the broadcast and online audience, collaborating with many San Diego organizations including the San Diego Opera, the Old Globe Theater, the La Jolla Music Society, the La Jolla Symphony, the Stuart Collection, the UC San Diego Music and Theatre departments, Malashock Dance, and many others.
A gifted and consummate filmmaker, he created beautiful performance-based videos and helped artists share their passions and processes through documentaries and insightful interviews. His work has been recognized with several Emmy Awards along with numerous national video awards for both his productions and his craftsmanship.
In order to celebrate John’s contribution to arts, music, and the humanities, we’ve collected many of the series he produced at UCTV as a tribute to his incredible work. You can enjoy this inspiring archive on our website. He will be greatly missed.