Troy is a 24 time Emmy Award winner and has been nominated over 50 times for his work as a documentary filmmaker, and television journalist.
Troy has worked as a Filmmaker, a Reporter for Press Pass TV out of New York, an Investigative Journalist with KMSP Fox 9 Television in Minneapolis, MN, and a Photojournalist at WSVN Fox 7 in Miami, ABC 6/FOX 28 in Columbus Ohio. ABC 24 in Memphis, and NBC 25 in Hagerstown, MD.
He began his broadcast career as a Disc. Jockey for WYLI radio. Troy has covered hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, fires, presidential elections, local news, the MTV Video Music Awards, Tyson/Lewis fight, the Big Ten, NBA, NFL, MLB, NHL, MLS and anything else with an abbreviation. Along the way he has picked up an Edward R. Murrow award, a CINE Golden Eagle, an Addy, Tellys, two Associated Press awards, three National and 10 regional NPPA awards.
Nominated: Best Documentary, Orlando Film Festival. Audience Choice: East Lansing Film Festival, Honorable Mention, Audience Choice: Frankly Film Festival, Official Selection Untied Film Festival Los Angeles, The Chicago United Film Festival, Charlotte Film Festival, Ft. Myers Beach Film Festival, Flint Film Festival, Worldfest Houston International Film Festival (7 Remi Awards), Detroit Windsor International Film Festival, San Francisco Black Film Festival, Grand Rapids Film Festival, Orlando Film Festival, St. Louis Film Festival, Traverse City Film Festival., Capital City Film Festival, North Portland Unknown Film Festival, Hollywood Florida Film Festival.
Troy is known through the industry as a creative visual storyteller and a perfectionist. Troy is the Director, Editor and Cinematographer for his own company Tricky Hale Films.
Troy serves as a Judge for regional Emmy awards all over the USA, as well as other awards.