About Rich Wargo

Science Producer, Rich Wargo

A native San Diegan, Rich received his BA from UCSD and his master's degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His professional preparation is highlighted by extensive experience with production of film and television for features, documentaries and feature news for domestic and foreign broadcast media, including PBS Frontline, WDR Germany, 48 Hours and CBS Evening, NBC Nightly, and ABC World News. His works have been exhibited in major venues and media in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Berlin, Venice, London, Sydney, Mexico, South America, China and across India.

His programming has brought national and international recognition to UCSD-TV with Emmy, Aurora, Telly and United States International Film and Video Festival awards. Working at UCSD-TV interpreting and communicating science to the public is his career’s reward.


Science programming at UCSD-TV provides access to and interprets the activities of a preeminent research university for general audiences. UCSD-TV provides the public a spectrum of opportunities, from documentary treatments of high-profile research ranging from structural engineering to high-altitude field research as well as productions like the comical and critically acclaimed look at nanoscience When Things Get Small and several treatments of major NASA space-science activities, including the Hubble Space Telescope, the Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer, the Chandra X-ray Observatory and the Spitzer Space Telescope.

But science programming at UCSD-TV goes beyond broadcast. Through partnerships with campus and community, UCSD-TV has created and manages several long-running program initiatives that provide educational outreach and resources through the novel use of extended media and the internet to enhance the University’s commitment to serving our community and providing the finest opportunities for its future.