Name: Jeff Hutchins
Date registered: February 27, 2011
Jeff Hutchins was born in 1948 in New York City, but his parents moved to Dhahran, Saudi Arabia in 1954 and lived there until 1966. After finishing 9th grade in Dhahran, he went one year to Mt. Hermon in western Massachusetts, and then finished high school in 1965 at the American Community School (ACS) in Beirut, Lebanon. He graduated from Boston University in 1969 with a degree in Broadcasting & Film, and began working at WGBH-TV in the brand new Caption Center in 1973. He stayed there until 1980, when he joined the new National Captioning Institute as an executive. In 1986, he helped found VITAC, which became the country's largest captioning company, with partners Joe Karlovits, Marty Block, Dave Crane, and Ed Fulesday. Jeff has been married since 1971 to Diane (nee Mahler), and they have two children: Rachel (b. 1976) and Nell (b. 1982). Diane and Jeff live in beautiful Black Mountain, NC, just outside of Asheville. Jeff is a lifelong Unitarian and a Humanist. His first book, "A Press Conference with God," is now available. He has just completed three novels: "Jerome v. God," "Perfection," and "The Message." He is an unabashed liberal.