Senior Crew Coordinator Anthony Kouris is part of the team that brings Viacom content to the screen for our audiences, working 12-hour overnight shifts to ensure all shows are scheduled and airing as they should.
Anthony Kouris is a Senior Crew Coordinator at the NOC, where he is part of the team that brings Viacom content to the screen for our audiences. Working 12-hour overnight shifts–and sometimes weekends, too–Anthony ensures all shows are scheduled and airing as they should.
I graduated from SUNY Oswego in 2006 and shortly after I started working here at the NOC. I’ve worked the night shift since I’ve started so I’m a bit of a night owl. Outside of work, music if one of my interests. (Phish is my favorite band and I have seen them 95 times.) I also enjoy TV, which is why I got into the business in the first place.
What’s a typical day like for you?
No day is ever the same here for a coordinator at the NOC. One day I am be running a network for 12 hours, which includes making sure everything is scheduled properly and airing as it should, and confirming timing and other details with the network. If I’m not doing that, I’m double checking network crunches, QCing high profile spots, sitting in high profile shows with an operator to make sure everything goes as it should and other little details to make sure we put out the best. I do my best to organize myself to get any job efficiently.
What’s the best part of your job?
The best part of my job is working with a great crew and people who make being at work fun. I also enjoy getting to watch some shows before they air, a little perk I get for working at the NOC.
This year at work, what project are you most proud of having completed?
We don’t have many big projects around here at the NOC on my level, but I always pride myself on training the New Hires, or operators who get promoted to run the bigger networks. I feel my training helps them understand the way the rooms are run, and helps them become stronger operators.
What was your first job ever?
My first job ever was working at a HESS gas station and working at my father’s bakery making bread.
How do you disconnect/unplug from your day?
After work I come home usually play a few rounds of Titanfall on the Xbox, watch the previous nights TV shows that I missed, eat a bowl of cereal and then go to bed. Working nights means I have an unusual sleep habit.
Where can we find you on the weekends?
On the weekends that I’m off, I’m usually hanging out with friends at the local bars, going to the movies, relaxing on my couch. It varies really. I’ll try to hit a concert if a good band is in town. It all depends.
If you could only use one of these platforms, which would it be: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram
Since Facebook is basically Twitter and Instagram in one I’d say Facebook.
Last book you read or movie you watched?
Last book I read was the ‘Disaster Artist: My Life Inside the Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made’ By Greg Sestero, which was a great fun read, for anyone whose seen the movie The Room. The last movie I watched was the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie from Nickelodoen and Paramount.