I co-host a daily lifestyle show called 'Ozarks Live!' that keeps me on my toes with a live TV audience. As a freelance videographer/editor I produce segments for the show too. I also freelance as on-camera talent and voiceover artist. I've hosted two radio shows, produced a podcast and several video projects for (link hidden), hosted group travel events across the United States and abroad, won and Emmy and Edward R. Murrow award raised two daughters. I've covered the New York Wine and Food Festival, the California Central Coast Wine Country, the Mob Museum's Boss of the Bars competition, the National Restaurant Association... what can I cover for you?
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What to Expect
I can go one of two ways, or both -- as a Food Channel host I can explain how we discover and define food trends, describe origin and philosophy of the site, and share videos and photos to walk participants through a story shoot - whether scanning the floor of the National Restaurant Association show in Chicago or behind the scenes of a restaurant.
As a reporter who tends to carry a camcorder wherever I go, I will explain what influences me to fire it up and point it at someone. Since it's just me and the subject, most people tend to open up and relax - this offers a unique glimpse into their lives. Somehow in my career I've captured well over one hundred stories that cover subjects from birth to death: I watched a woman give birth in a blow-up swimming pool with the help of a midwife, and I watched a retired nurse weave her way through hospice before dying with dignity on her terms. I've followed Arkansas cousins as they hand-fished for catfish on a muddy river, explored the burning question of why young people don't wear wrist watches any more, took viewers inside an Ozarks meth lab, profiled an 8-year-old gardner who sells basil at the local farmer's market, followed a meteorologist on a tornado chase, spent a day with a woman and her service monkey, and shot a story on my iPhone after a bat attacked a young man on a riding lawn mower. If there's a story I want to tell it, and with any technology that I can get my hands on.... as long as it will fit in my purse.
I love food, I love storytelling and I love people. Working as a co-host for Ozarks Live, I get to meet and interview people five days a week, on live television! When we're not on set we're out shooting interviews with the most interesting people in the Ozarks and beyond. And it gets even better... working as a freelance host and producer at Food Channel gives me even more chances to travel, and to bring back stories both for the web AND for Ozarks Live!
From shooting and hosting stories from the NRA Show in Chicago, to covering the opening of Smith & Wollensky's Boston Atlantic Wharf restaurant location to producing original Food Channel shows in the culinary studios in Springfield, Missouri I'm over-the-top enthusiastic about bringing food knowledge, trends and content to viewers worldwide. I mean, who wouldn't be? What a delicious job.
Additional Booking Notes
I just need a big screen, internet access, a decent sound system and a nice Pinot Grigio.
Big screen, internet access, decent sound system and again, a nice Pinot Grigio ;)
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