Nov 08, 2018
Dr. Phil Hoffman

Dr. Phil Hoffman holds an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from The University of Akron. He also holds a Master's and Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication. His professional experience includes working in broadcasting for more than 35 years, in positions ranging from entry level to general manager. He is currently serving as the Executive Director of WUCF-PBS and WUCF-FM in Central Florida.


His resume includes positions at WLSR-AM, WKDD-FM, WCUE-AM, WTIG-AM, WAKR-AM, WONE-FM, WAPS-FM, WOAC-TV, WAKC-TV, KMOS-TV, and WNEO/WEAO-TV. For 15 years, he served as a faculty member and lead the students of Z-TV at The University of Akron, where the students have earned more than 30 Emmy nominations and won multiple Emmy Awards. Those students also got jobs with CBS, NBC, Fox, and many other media outlets. He has also worked as an independent producer/editor for ABC, ESPN, Britain’s ITV, and a host of Fortune 500 corporations.


A multiple Emmy Award winning producer and director, Dr. Hoffman has produced documentaries for PBS affiliates across the U.S. Since 2002, he has been nominated for more than 25 Emmy Awards by The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. In 2017 he served as executive producer of “The Groveland Four,” a feature length film about racial injustice in the U.S. He also serves as the host of “Central Florida Roadtrip” on WUCF.


Phil is a respected authority on early punk music, having produced two documentaries about the Ohio punk music scene. This work included bands like Chrissie Hynde and the Pretenders, Devo, and The Waitresses, known for the holiday hit “Christmas Wrapping.” Phil is also a recognized authority on local TV horror movie hosts of the 1960s and 1970s, having produced films including “Turn Blue: The Short Life of Ghoulardi,” and “Monsters Among Us.”


A native of Akron, Ohio; Hoffman is married to award-winning artist Joan Fagan-Hoffman whose work has been featured in the North Carolina Museum of Art and the Cleveland Museum of Art. His daughter Mina was a King Family Fellow at Point Park University Cinema School and is now a film director, and his daughter Marissa is currently a third-year law student at The University of Denver.