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Susan O’Connor Fraser, Writer/Producer

Susan O’Connor Fraser is co-founder of Tam Communications. Since 1979, Susan has written and produced literally thousands of programs for broadcast and cable, and for Northern California organizations.

Susan worked with her partner Tam to co-develop and executive produce the internationally syndicated television series, Coast Guard that ran for three seasons on over 110 stations throughout the country. The series was then distributed internationally as Sea Rescue. She also served as supervising producer and writer for most of the episodes in the first two seasons.

Prior to Coast Guard, Susan was executive producer of Paramedics 10-97!, a weekly half-hour television series which debuted in 1993 in the San Francisco Bay Area and was later repackaged as Street Medics, a one-hour special that premiered on the Discovery Channel in 1998. Additionally, Susan was Writer and Executive Producer on seven other hours for Discovery and later four hours for Discovery Health. She is currently writing and producing Coast Guard in Vietnam for Discoveryís Military Channel.

Susan has received top honors from numerous industry competitions. She was the 1988 recipient of the McFarland Award, presented in recognition for her many contributions to the Northern California media production community. In addition, Susan has written articles on media and communications issues for a number of publications, including the San Jose Business Journal.

Cable and Television Credits

2005/06 Coast Guard in Vietnam, Military Channel
Executive Producer, Writer, Producer
2002/03 Surf Zone: Huntington, Pax Television Pilot Script,
Pilot Script, Executive Producer, Writer
2002 Perfect Storm Rescues, Travel Channel
Executive Producer, Writer, Producer
2001/02 Lifeguard Rescues, Discovery Health Channel
Executive Producer, Writer, Producer
2001/02 The Healing Chamber, Discovery Health/Octagon
Co-Executive Producer, Writer
2000 Infants: Fight for Life, Discovery Channel
Executive Producer, Writer
1999 High Seas Cops, Discovery Channel
Executive Producer, Producer, Writer
1999 Preemies: The Fight For Life, Discovery Channel
Executive Producer, Writer
1999 Coast Guard: Survivors, Discovery Channel
Executive Producer, Producer
1999 Coast Guard: Dangerous Rescues, Discovery Channel
Executive Producer, Producer, Writer
1999 Coast Guard: Helicopterís to the Rescue, Discovery Channel
Executive Producer, Producer, Writer
1999 Vacation SOS, Half hour weekly, 26 Episodes, Travel Channel
Executive Producer, Producer, Writer
1998 Coast Guard Rescue Swimmers. Discovery Channel
Executive Producer, Writer
1998 Street Medics, Discovery Channel
Executive Producer, Producer, Writer
1995-1997 Coast Guard, 68 half hours weekly, Nationally Syndicated Sea Rescue, 68 half hours weekly, Internationally Syndicated
Executive Producer, Producer, Writer
1994 Joint Venture: Silicon Valley, ABC Affiliate
Executive Producer, Producer, Writer
1997 Paramedics 10-97!, 4 half hours, ABC Affiliate
Executive Producer, Producer, Writer

Selected Film/Video Credits

2000 Perfect Storm Rescues, Direct-to-Video
Executive Producer, Producer, Writer
1998 Through the Eyes of a Child, Direct-to-Video
Executive Producer
1996 Milk Cartons: The Way Back Home, Direct to Video
Executive Producer, Writer
1995 Mandated Reporter: A Personal Responsibility, Direct to Video
Executive Producer, Writer

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