Carey Moots Biography

An eight time EMMY recipient, Carey P. Moots has earned more than 100 local, regional, national and international awards for photography, editing, producing and reporting. The Associated Press recognized him as Photographer of the Year and Editor of the Year on 10 different occasions.

Carey spent 19 years in local news as Director of News Production and Chief Photographer at the NBC affiliate in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was the helicopter and gyro stabilized live camera specialist, while supervising a staff of 35 and a 1.2 million dollar budget. Carey also designed and oversaw the development of news sets, lighting, live and satellite news trucks. Carey gained international acclaim for his aerial photography, writing, editing and live reporting of coverage of the “Global Hilton Balloon Crash” and the “Los Alamos/Cerro Grande Fires”, both of which resulted in EMMYs.

In 2000 Carey formed his own corporation, “Moots Productions Inc.”, a full service production company. Clients include all the major U.S. networks, as well as “NBC Dateline”, the “Today Show”, “NBC Nightly News”, “48 Hours”, CNN, National Geographic TV, and CBS Entertainment. Foreign clients include the Australian government and German TV Sat 1. Carey works for more than 20 network shows and produces entire programs for FOX Sports and ESPN.

His work in the private sector for organizations like the “Kellogg Foundation” has had wide reaching implications. His documentary on a New Mexico program for Latino students persuaded the New Mexico state legislature to pass a 1.5 million dollar funding package for the program. Carey is in the process of completing another documentary on the educational system for New Mexico pueblos and will be traveling to Germany and Italy this fall to cover the new Pope and his outreach to the world’s young people.

A Chicago native, Carey is the oldest of four children. As a teen, he began to foster his love of photography. A standout high school basketball player, he completed his studies in New Mexico, the recipient of numerous scholarships including those for athletics, academics, as well as the West Point leadership award. Carey graduated with honors from Eastern New Mexico University in 1983 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Graphic Arts.

Carey is married to a professional violinist, a former news anchor; they have four children.