Executive Summary: Highly skilled Producer/Writer/Developer of scripted and unscripted programming in live talk, news, reality and fact-based television; credits include the national daily daytime talk show, “Everyday with Joan Lunden” shot before a live audience; The “Dr. Ruth Show” for Lifetime; “Afterdrive with Denis Leary Show” for Comedy Central; the Spanish-language talk show, “Melina” for Univision and “America’s Midterms” for Free Speech TV; senior producer/writer for the “CBS Morning Program” for CBS Entertainment as well as numerous reality and history shows, including “Real Stories of the Highway Patrol” and “Famous Footsteps” with Craig Wirth.
Atlantic Overseas Pictures Television, New York, New York
President/Company Owner, 2010 to Present
Currently producing and in development: a scripted, dramatic series, “Hit Me.” Series will be picked up by Netflix or Amazon within next month; Laura Knightlinger, a “Will & Grace” Writer/Producer, is spearheading this production. (For more information, see https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Xoa3TsBQVec4Pxvuq2xFFZGGIsALgel4/view?usp=sharing.)
Developed and produced national reality shows, including “Nak’d Truth,” “Jersey Justice,” “King of the Bronx” and “Model Family.” Demonstrated ability to connect with diverse demographics.
Discovered and signed talent; demonstrated superior editing skills and strategic conceptualization, developing concepts, pitching with agents and producing shows.
Acted as Producer of factual and reality programs, 2010 to 2011; produced a national psychic talk show pilot similar to “Crossing Over with John Edwards.”
Additional Work: WTNH TV, ABC TV, New Haven, Connecticut, Producer, 2013 – Produced, wrote and booked daytime morning talk show with heavy news content (Live Talk/News); News 12 Cablevision, Yonkers, New York, Producer, 2012 – Produced regional newscasts for metro New York area; Clear Channel Radio, New York, New York; Producer, 2011 – Acted as Traffic and News Producer (hourly News updates).
Manhattan Neighborhood Network/Free Speech TV Network, New York, New York
Acted as Producer and Writer for “America’s Midterms,” hosted by Women’s March on Washington Co-Organizers Tamika Mallory and Bob Bland, along with Democratic pollster Matt McDermott and Pennsylvania state House candidate Summer Lee. Each episode featured commentary on national and local races, insights into progressive issues and interviews with progressive candidates from across the country (ended production in December 2018). See the following link: https://www.mnn.org/progressive-blue-wave-elections.
Wrote scripts; assisted with scheduling segments, creating graphics, editing video, assisting in studio production and researching topics.
Produced “The Blue Wave,” a national political talk show.
Fox News, New York, New York
Freelance Producer/Writer, 2016 to 2018
Acted as Writer and Video Editor of national and international news; created compelling content for Fox and Fox-affiliated stations.
Demonstrated excellent producing skills, ability to meet tight deadlines, strong communication skills, understanding of show’s timing; adept at working with sales on sponsored content.
Office Kei Japan, New York, New York
USA Executive Programming Producer, 2000 to 2010
Acted as USA Programming Producer for NTV (Nippon Television Network Corporation) and NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation).
Acted as USA Executive Producer of all content, including local, national and world news reports as well as reality and dramatic programming.
Managed projects from concept to completion; demonstrated sharp news judgment; developed original content; oversaw news gathering and delivery processes.
Salomon/Wirth Productions, New York, New York
President/Producer, 1999 to 2001
Produced “Famous Footsteps,” hosted by Craig Wirth of NBC; acted as Executive Producer of national history travel series.
Comedy Central Television, New York, New York
Producer, 1997 to 1998
Produced “Afterdrive with Denis Leary,” for the Ha! Network (the precursor to Comedy Central) collaborating with Billy Kimball.
Lifetime Television, New York, New York
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