My Story

Here I share with you life lessons and practical know-how from a 33 year career in old, and new media, plus my on going 16-year-quest for a Bachelors Degree.

 

TV Ad Sales

KLJB-TV

KLJB-TV

  KLJB-TV18 Davenport Iowa   On my first day at my new job in television ad sales, the station manager called me in to his office and told me to go home, watch all the cartoons I could find on TV and write down the advertisers in them....
WTTE-TV

WTTE-TV

  WTTE-TV28 Columbus, Ohio   After a couple of years in the Quad Cities I moved to Columbus, Ohio and got a job selling for another independent station. We started an on-air kids club and told our viewers to send us their names, addresses,...
FOX Broadcasting

FOX Broadcasting

  FOX Broadcasting, Chicago Illinois   The first thing I was told at FOX was to get on a plane to LA , where I was to present the kids club to the General Managers and Sales Managers gathered for the first Fox Broadcasting Affiliates Meeting...
FX

FX

  FX   When FOX launched fX, a new live network based across from Madison Square Park in New York City, I was sitting fat and happy at the Network in Chicago, ratings were good, ad budgets were up, and I was hitting all my numbers. I didn’t p...
FOX News

FOX News

  FOX News   News Corp already had a newspaper in every single English speaking country so it was only a matter of time before they launched a news network. CNN had already established itself as the gold standard in international 24-hour...

 

Internet

Media Partnerships

  Media Partnerships We spent the next few months getting to know each other and working on our plan. By the end of summer we were ready go. I had dinner with a friend, who is a banker, and told him our idea. He loved it and he offered to have...

Sverdlik Brady

  Sverdlik Brady LLC An old friend of mine from fX, went to work for a company in Philadelphia who had agreements, through his Direct Response company, in place with 100’s of cable MSOs across the country to supply them with commercials to ru...

 

PhotoGraphy and Web Design

IPhotoNewYork

IPhotoNewYork

  I Photo New York   The first time I went shooting in New York was the first weekend back. I packed my tripod and camera and headed down to the lower Westside to shoot the flea markets. As I soon as I got there, I set up my tripod and...
Park Central Hotel

Park Central Hotel

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Education

The Ohio State University

The Ohio State University

Ohio State 1981-1982 One of OSU’s greatest gifts to me is an undying love and affinity for Ohio State football. For this I am grateful. As far as classes went I found them hard and a lot of work. Having just had a taste of adult life, doing homework w...
New York University

New York University

NYU 1998-1999 After moving back to New York, I thought it would be fun to take a couple of night classes at NYU, and it was. I studied creative writing with a great professor; who was also a big fan of vampire stories. I took a child psychology class...
Borough of Manhattan Community College

Borough of Manhattan Community College

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) 2008-2012   BMCC has to have one of the most diverse student bodies on the planet. I met people from every race creed and culture, who besides having a language barrier could spin circles around...
New York City College of Technology

New York City College of Technology

New York City College of Technology 2012- Present Figuring it was my last shot at a bachelor’s degree and wanting to do something I liked, I came to City Tech to study Graphic Arts and Advertising. The Professors there are mostly all industry veterans a...

 

Skills