Lightcue LLC
Lightcue LLC
A Lighting Design Company

“To See Beauty Is To See Light” Victor Hugo


The People


Michelle Brooke Poley

Principal Designer

Managing Director


The Company

Lightcue LLC


The expertise

Television Lighting Design

Studio and Theater Systems Design

Project Management

Michelle is a four time Emmy nominated, three-time Emmy winning lighting designer and director with over 34 years of professional network lighting experience. In addition to her Emmy wins, she received a Peabody, and numerous film festival awards. Most recently, Michelle was CNN Washington’s Director Of Lighting, creating the first design group outside of Atlanta. For 20 years she managed the daily programing and designed CNN’s largest productions around the world; created huge Presidential Debate designs, town halls, and special event programming. She developed new studio construction designs work and “skunk-work projects” such as mobile studio buses and vans for news gathering.


Lightcue, a small woman owned design firm located in Alexandria VA.



  • Lighting Design Services for Television, Events and Stage.

  • Project Management for TV and live productions.

  • Consultant and coordinate construction projects.

  • Provide High skilled technical labor for live production, TV and Film

  • Program and design networking for lighting system control

  • Interactive Design Production and Testing

  • Product Design and testing.

  • Training

  • Photography and support

  • Production Support

Use of CNN images is not an implied endorsement of Lightcue LLC only to show examples of past work. All rights reserved by Warner Media and CNN. Used by permission.


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Examples of Work



Television Other:


Director of Lighting Washington Bureau CNN 2000-2019

CNN DC Programming 2000-2019-examples include:

Larry King Live Studio and Remotes, Senior LD and Consultant CNN

Inside Politics, CNN

Crossfire 2002-present, CNN

GOP coverage Philadelphia Pa, CNN

Take Five, CNN

CNN Presidential Debates 2006-2019

The Situation Room w/ Wolf Blitzer- CNN

The Lead- CNN

State Of The Union-CNN

Crossfire- CNN

State of the Union-2010, 2018 National

Democratic Response- 2009 National

Wolf Blitzer Reports 2002, Lighting Designer CNN

Take Five- CNN LD

Special Coverage of the Death Of Pope John Paul

DNC National Convention- CNN Unilateral

RNC National Convention- CNN Unilateral

and many more

The Huddle-Draft -NFL Digital Media /Airtime-LD

33rd Country Music Awards CBS – Lighting Director

TNN special Series -George Jones - LD

Marty Party- TNN Designer / Director

Richard Petty Retirement Party- TNN Georgia Dome - LD

Grand Old Opry TNN/Theatre– LD

CMT Showcase CMT Tangible Vision- LD

Primetime Country TNN Dick Clark Productions-Designer/ LD

CMT Showcase CMT/ Tangible Vision-LD

Salad Shooter Product LD National Commercial – LD/DP

CMT Year End Countdown – Domestic CMT Emmy Award

CMT Year End Countdown – International CMT

CMT Showcase Billy Ray Cyrus CMT production Emmy Award

Easter Seals National Telethon LD

Children’s Miracle Network National Telethon Spots LD

On Stage TNN -LD VL Programmer

Chondra Pierce Have I got a story for you, TBA entertainment/ go live productions LD

Gathers Homecoming at the Ryman TNN- LD

Family Feud on the road, Mark Goodman Productions -LD

Sam’s Place TNN-LD

Woman In Faith Tour-go Live Productions/ TV Consultation

Architectural/ Facility Consultations:

Theatre/ Theme Parks:

CNN Washington 11 A / B C/ and D Studios Design and Renovation

The White House-James S. Brady Press Briefing Room

Grand Old Opry- Nashville Tennessee

Wild Horse Saloon – Nashville Tennessee,

Wild Horse Saloon - Orlando Florida

Ryman Auditorium – Nashville Tennessee

Chevy Geo Celebrity Theater – Opryland Nashville, Tennessee

Fiesta Texas – San Antonio Texas

Dollywood Theatre – Pigeon Forge, Tennessee


General Jackson Designer - Gaylord Entertainment

Sam’s Place Season one, Ryman auditorium

Product / Company Consultation

Lite Panel Product and LD Consultation


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