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Tom Patino - Tom has been with NBC TV in Los Angeles for 25 years.He received a Bachelors of Arts Degree in television production from California State University in Long Beach.Tom began his career while still in college working part - time as an NBC Page on the former Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.
...In addition to Tom's tonight show duties, once a year he is the Associate Producer of NBC's live telecast of The Tournament of Roses Parade.He
is currently preparing his
11th consecutive Rose Parade broadcast. Tom
has bee the Production Manager on many other network shows, including "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.""Saved By The Bell," "Bloopers & Practical Jokes," numerous game shows such as "Hollywood Squares," "Concentration," and "Scrabble."He
has had the opportunity to work on major NBC New events and NBC Sports broadcast. Tom
is avid sports fan, especially baseball, and enjoys playing on the Tonight Show softball team.Tom
resides in Burbank California with his
wife Sharon, and two daughters.
Arbiter Online - Leno crew tapes BSU's finest talents
Tom Patino, 'Tonight Show' production manager, said "This started out 10 weeks ago, when we had the idea to go to one university a week until we go to all 50 states.This is the tenth university we've been to."
said, "This version of Side-walking has been working really well.We tried it out last week at Colorado State University and the response was hilarious.We think we'll switch back and forth for the rest of the states, just wait and see how it works."
The crew filmed for about two hours and will edit the segment down to 5-6 minutes.
According to Patino
, the piece would normally air on the show next week, but he
said the footage shot in Boise probably won't air until the week after. Patino
will keep Boise State informed of all updates in the schedule.
"The show will definitely air during May sweeps sometime.We're slowly working our way east.Again, the plan is to hit all fifty states.I love Boise; it's a beautiful town.This is a really nice campus in a great town."Patino
A lot of universities have been hesitant to let the producers come to their campuses because they don't want their students to look stupid, Patino
"This [side-walking] is a good alternative, with the open mic, the kids do everything themselves," he
said, "Not everyone that is trying out will be aired, but many will appear in quick sound bites.By condensing it, it makes it really fast paced.It's silly."
"During the extremely hectic week of the Super Bowl in Houston, the staff at TVP accommodated all of our production needs from digital tape transfers to fiber feeds between Houston and our Burbank studios," said Tom Patino, Production Manager for "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno."