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FIU and Island TV Network Form Partnership 

Island TV Network recently agreed to move its production department to FIU while transitioning to its permanent location in 2023. The South Florida-based network is the only television network in the U.S. offering 24-hour programming in English, French and Haitian Creole. After 20 years in North Miami, the network will relocate from its current studio to a venue three times the size in the spring of 2023. 

“We’re proud of our deep-rooted organization and its impact in the Afro-Caribbean community,” Fred Beliard says, Island TV’s CEO. “As construction on our new studio completes, we could not think of a better temporary home than FIU’s School of Communication and Journalism.”

Island TV was created in 1996 to offer a vital source of information, education and entertainment for the Haitian community throughout South Florida. The programming recently expanded to cater to the broader Caribbean community. 

“We are proud to partner with Island TV in support of our content-producing curriculum and experiential “learn by doing” teaching philosophy,” Brian Schriner says, dean of the College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts. “This partnership advances our mission to prepare career-ready journalists and media professionals who are critical and reflective thinkers and communicators, ethical, socially responsible, well rounded, and fair-minded.”

A reception celebrating the partnership will take place on Nov. 10 at the FIU Biscayne Bay Campus. For ticket information, visit here.

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Drew Limsky

Drew Limsky

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Drew Limsky joined Lifestyle Media Group in August 2020 as Editor-in-Chief of South Florida Business & Wealth. His first issue of SFBW, October 2020, heralded a reimagined structure, with new content categories and a slew of fresh visual themes. “As sort of a cross between Forbes and Robb Report, with a dash of GQ and Vogue,” Limsky says, “SFBW reflects South Florida’s increasingly sophisticated and dynamic business and cultural landscape.”

Limsky, an avid traveler, swimmer and film buff who holds a law degree and Ph.D. from New York University, likes to say, “I’m a doctor, but I can’t operate—except on your brand.” He wrote his dissertation on the nonfiction work of Joan Didion. Prior to that, Limsky received his B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Emory University and earned his M.A. in literature at American University in connection with a Masters Scholar Award fellowship.

Limsky came to SFBW at the apex of a storied career in journalism and publishing that includes six previous lead editorial roles, including for some of the world’s best-known brands. He served as global editor-in-chief of Lexus magazine, founding editor-in-chief of custom lifestyle magazines for Cadillac and Holland America Line, and was the founding editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury Interiors South Florida. He also was the executive editor for B2B magazines for Acura and Honda Financial Services, and he served as travel editor for Conde Nast. Magazines under Limsky’s editorship have garnered more than 75 industry awards.

He has also written for many of the country’s top newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, USA Today, Worth, Robb Report, Afar, Time Out New York, National Geographic Traveler, Men’s Journal, Ritz-Carlton, Elite Traveler, Florida Design, Metropolis and Architectural Digest Mexico. His other clients have included Four Seasons, Acqualina Resort & Residences, Yahoo!, American Airlines, Wynn, Douglas Elliman and Corcoran. As an adjunct assistant professor, Limsky has taught journalism, film and creative writing at the City University of New York, Pace University, American University and other colleges.