BFCA Member Profile

Rick Kisonak

Primary Outlet:
Mountain Lake PBS
Additional Outlets:
KOOL 105 AM, Seven Days news & arts weekly, Burlington Magazine, Internet: FilmThreat, Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic
Website:
http://www.sevendaysvt.com
Biography:
Rick Kisonak hails from a remote outpost in the Green Mountains and has risen over the past 20 years to become a unique and respected voice in the fields of media and film criticism. Featuring a signature mix of insight and humor, his work appears in the country's most prominent publications and on outlets such as Metacritic.com. A member of the prestigious Broadcast Film Critics Association (producers of the annual Critics' Choice Awards), Kisonak has hosted the popular entertainment feature Art Patrol on the NBC affiliate WPTZ-TV since 1984 and reaches a potential audience numbering in the millions throughout upstate New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Montreal. He writes two columns for the weekly newspaper "Seven Days," hosts a long-running radio feature on film for Hall Communications and is a frequent contributor to Film Threat, where his pithy analysis invariably is embraced by readers. Rick Kisonak lives in Burlington, Vermont with his wife, two children and the nagging suspicion that things might have been different if he lived in a major market.