Alumnus who travels the globe for reality TV returns to School of Communication to address spring graduates at recognition ceremony

By Kent Pittman

Growing up, Jordan J. Mallari was the kid behind the camera. Now he’s the man calling the shots in the world of television as the vice president of development at Stage 3 Productions in Philadelphia.

Mallari has produced more than 17 shows including “The Apprentice,” “BBQ Pittmasters” and “Duel Survivor.” Such productions take him to some interesting places.

“One amazing thing is, I get to step into worlds I would never be a part of,” he said.

One world Mallari hasn’t been a part of since his graduation in 2000 is ECU. But he returned this past Spring to address School of Communication graduates 2014 Spring Graduate Recognition Ceremony.

Growing up, Mallari’s father owned one of the first home video cameras and young Jordan showed an interest in video early on. Fast-forward to present day and Mallari’s interest hasn’t waned. Now he’s behind the scenes bringing inside stories to millions.