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TV NEWS REPORTING: (30 years)

Correspondent, CNBC Business News (NBC) (Television, Online, Radio) New York. 1997-2005
Correspondent, KNBC-TV (NBC) “Channel 4 News” Los Angeles. 1993-1996
Correspondent, “Entertainment Tonight” (Paramount TV) Hollywood. Inside Story Unit. 1989-1993
Entertainment & Media Anchor, WABC-TV (ABC) “Channel 7 Eyewitness News” New York. 1987-1988
Reporter (Hard News), WABC-TV (ABC) ‘Channel 7 Eyewitness News” New York. 1986-1987
Reporter/Anchor, WPLG-TV (ABC) “Channel 10 Eyewitness News” Miami. 1983-1986
Reporter/Anchor, WVEC-TV (ABC) “13 News” Norfolk/Virginia Beach. 1981-1983
Story Producer/News Writer, WXYZ-TV (ABC) “Channel 7 Action News” Detroit. 1979-1980
Reporter/Anchor, WPTA-TV (ABC) “21 Alive Newsroom” Fort Wayne IN. 1978-1979
Researcher, Election Unit, WCBS-TV (CBS) “Channel 2 News” New York. 1977-1978
Transcriber, CBS News, New York. “CBS Evening News With Walter Cronkite” 1976
Student Intern, WNBC-TV, New York. “NewsCenter 4” 1974

CELEBRITY TV INTERVIEWS:

Alec Baldwin, Antonio Banderas, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Barry Diller, Bernadette Peters, Bette Midler, Bill Murray, Billy Crystal, Bo Derek, Bob Barker, Bob Hope, Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis, Burt Reynolds, Charles Manson (yup), Charlie Sheen, Cher, Chevy Chase, Chuck Norris, Clint Eastwood, Dan Aykroyd, Danny DeVito, David Bowie, David Geffen, Demi Moore, Diana Ross, Dolly Parton, “Don Francisco” (Sábado Gigante), Dustin Hoffman, Eddie Murphy, Elizabeth Taylor, Ellen DeGeneres, Emilio Estevez, George Clooney, Glenn Close, Gladys Knight, Goldie Hawn, Gwyneth Paltrow, Harrison Ford, Helen Hunt, James Earl Jones, Jane Seymour, Jeff Goldblum, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Jimmy Stewart, Joan Collins, John Goodman, John Travolta, Johnny Depp, Julia Roberts, Julio Iglesias, Kathleen Turner, Kevin Costner, Lauren Bacall, Leonardo DiCaprio, Leslie Nielsen, Madonna, Mariah Carey, Martin Sheen, Maya Angelou, Meg Ryan, Melanie Griffith, Meryl Streep, Michael Douglas, Michael J. Fox, Michelle Pfeiffer, Mick Jagger, Mike Tyson, Morgan Freeman, Oprah Winfrey, Quincy Jones, Richard Gere, Robert DeNiro, Roseanne Barr, Rosie O’Donnell, Sally Field, Samuel L. Jackson, Sean Connery, Sharon Stone, Shirley MacLaine, Smokey Robinson, Steven Spielberg, Steve Martin, Sting, Sylvester Stallone, Tom Cruise, Tom Hanks, Warren Beatty, Whoopi Goldberg.

INTERNATIONAL TV NEWS COVERAGE:

Africa        South Africa (“Coming Home”) CNBC
Caribbean     Bahamas (“Drugs”), Haiti (“AIDS Arrests”), Grenada (“A Year Later”), WPLG
Europe        Switzerland/UK (“Where Is Michael Jackson?”) KNBC
Mexico        Mexico City (“Executive Kidnappings”) CNBC
Middle East   Israel (“US Volunteers for IDF”) WPLG
South America Brazil (“AIDS Carneval”) and (“Xuxa Profile”) Entertainment Tonight
Oceania       Tahiti (“Cheyenne Brando Suicide Attempt”) Entertainment Tonight

ONLINE & PRINT REPORTING:

CNBC.COM, Correspondent. 2000-2005.
Soho Weekly News (Community Newspaper), New York. Freelance Reporter. 1976.
The Villager (Community Newspaper), New York. Crime Reporter. 1976.
The Envoy (Weekly Newspaper), Hunter College of the City University of New York. Staff Reporter. 1974.

RADIO REPORTING:

Anchor, Hourly Headlines, CNBC Business Radio, New York 1997-2005.
News Writer/Anchor, WHLW-AM Lakewood, NJ 1976.
News Writer, WVNJ-AM/FM Newark, NJ 1975.
Newscaster, KCFR-FM Denver, CO NPR (Student Intern) 1971.

CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS: (5 years)

Principal, Glaser Media LLC, New York. Media training, message design, crisis. 2007-2009.
Jet Blue, H&M, Vitamin Shoppe, Financial Times, Hearst Communications.

Vice President, MWW Group, New York (Interpublic). Media training, message design. 2006.
Nikon, ING Group, Samsung, Sun Microsystems, Motley Fool, Marcal Paper, 1-800-FLOWERS.COM.

Senior Staff Consultant, Strategy-XXI Group, New York.  (Division Kreab, AB Sweden). 2005.
Corporate Social Responsibility practice: Nestlé, Wal-Mart China. McDonalds, United Nations.

Vice President, Electronic Media Communications (EMC), Newport Beach, CA. 1996.
IBM, Hilton Hotels. Mirage Resorts, Princess Cruises, Paramount Parks.

EDUCATION:

M.A. Communication Management, Annenberg School, University of Southern California, 1993
Attitude & Persuasion Theory, Communications Law & New Technologies, Communications Systems for Competitive Advantage, Diffusion of Innovation, Economics of Communication, Media and Politics.

USC Graduate Research:
Cable/Telco Cross-Ownership Ban Waivers
Candidate Differentiation in the Jerry Brown Presidential Campaign
Competitive Strategy at SystemComp: A Phone-Sex Success Story
Entrepreneurship (Marshall School of Business)
Gay Time for Prime Time: the Market for LGBT TV Programming
Herald-Examiner vs. LA Times: Case Study in Market Penetration
Low-Information Rationality and Political Schema: News Coverage in Presidential Elections
Music Industry Systems of Intemporal Price Discrimination

B.A. Communications/Cinema Studies (Honors), Hunter College, CUNY, New York, 1975
Basic and Advanced Reporting, Broadcast Journalism 1 & 2, ENG Technologies, History of Broadcasting, Investigative Reporting, Mass Communications Theory, Media and Politics, Media and Society.

High School Diploma, The Dalton Schools, New York, 1970 (Reporter, Daltonian Newspaper)

Continuing and Professional Studies:

Fellowship, Case Media (Globalization Studies) University of Maryland, College Park.1999
Certificate, Advanced Spanish Grammar, Escuela “Me Gusta Spanish.” Sucre, Bolivia. 2017
Certificate, Derekh Torah Studies, 92nd Street Y, New York. 2016
Certificate, Financial Statement Analysis, New York University SCPS 1999
Certificate, French Language Study, L’Ecole CLE, Tours, France. 2013
Certificate, Introduction to Yiddish Language, 92nd Street Y, New York. 1986
Certificate, IR Best Practices, Chicago. National Investor Relations Institute. 2004

TEACHING:

Adjunct Professor, Media Ethics. Ramapo College, Mahwah NJ.  2010.

FLUENT IN LANGUAGES:

English, Spanish.

ARTICLES/SPEECHES:

“Asking The Hard Questions” Speaker, NLGJA Gay Journalists Annual Convention, Los Angeles.
“CEO Image Analysis” Facilitator, Stanton-Crenshaw Communications Forum, NY.
“CSR – Ethics or PR?” Author, CNBC.COM Special Report.
“CSR Campaigns That Work” Panel facilitator, Business For Social Responsibility Convention, NY.
“CSR Investment Trends” Speaker, Yale School of Management, CEO Leadership Institute, NY.
“Defending KNBC’s Michael Jackson Coverage” Op-Ed Author, Los Angeles Times.
“Keynote Speaker,” NLGJA Annual Convention, Minneapolis.
“Lessons Learned in Promoting CSR,” Corporate Responsibility Officer magazine.
“Out in the Newsroom,” Electronic Media Magazine (Newsweekly), Guest Columnist.
“Out in the Newsroom” Author, Electronic Media Magazine 1992.
“The Future of Retail,” Guest speaker, Business Lecture Series, 92nd Street “Y”, New York.
“Wall Street Reviews 2003,” Moderator, National Retail Federation convention, New York.
“Why the Media Isn’t Interested in CSR,” Leading Perspectives Magazine, BSR.

COMMUNITY/LGBT:

Association of Suburban People (LGBT) Detroit. Member. 1980.
Business & Professionals Group (LGBT), Fort Lauderdale. Member. 1983.
Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI. Keynote Speaker, “The Future of the Movement” 2013.
Freedom Speaks. TV program (PBS) Nashville. Panelist. 1996.
Gay/Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, Los Angeles. Board member (four years). 1990-1993.
Immigration Equality (LGBT) New York. Volunteer. 2007.
International Gay/Lesbian Human Rights Commission, New York. Two years. Board member. 1998-1999
In The Life (First LGBT Newsmagazine on PBS). Show host, 3 episodes. 1992.
Lambda Legal. Member, West Coast Advisory Council, Los Angeles. 1990.
National Lesbian/Gay Journalists Association. National Board, Four years. 1992-1995
National Lesbian/Gay Journalists Association. Co-founder, Electronic Media Task Force. 1992.
NBC Cable Diversity Network Initiative. Member, President’s Committee. 2005.
Out Professionals, New York. Featured Speaker. 1988.
Q Press Syndicate Awards. Show host. Los Angeles. 1993.
RTNDA Convention (TV news executives) San Antonio. First openly gay person to address industry. 1992.
SAGE (LGBT Seniors Center), Guest Speaker, “Media Literacy.” New York. 2010.
The (LGBT) Center, Los Angeles. Featured speaker, Homeless Youth Outreach Group. 1993.
The Mandamus Society, (LGBT) Norfolk, VA. Member. 1982.
USC Lambda Alumni Association, Los Angeles. Featured speaker. 1993.

COMMUNITY/OTHER:

A Wider Bridge (Advocacy for Israeli LGBT), New York. Member.
Cabrini Refugee Center, New York. Tutor, English Language instruction.
Carnegie Hill Neighbors, New York. (Neighborhood Association) Reporter for CHN Magazine.
English In Action (Instructor), New York. English Conversation Practice for Immigrants.
HonestReporting.com (Israeli media watchdog), Jerusalem/New York. Member
Investigative Reporters and Editors, Member.
National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Member.
National Multiple Sclerosis Society, New York. Volunteer.
New York Financial Writers Association. Member, Nominations Committee.
Public Relations Society of America, New York. Member & awards judge.
Society of Professional Journalists, Member.
Southern California Cable Association, Los Angeles. Awards show host.

AWARDS:

Emmy Award: Individual Achievement in News Reporting. NATAS/Miami.
Florida Associated Press Broadcasters’ Award:  Best Local Newscast. WPLG-TV (Contributing story).
Los Angeles Police Dept. Commendation: LAPD Diversity Trainer for LGBT Issues (Hollywood Supports).
Los Angeles Press Club Award:  Entertainment Industry Reporting – TV.
National Lesbian/Gay Journalists Association: Journalists’ Hall of Fame Award.
New York Press Club Award:  Business Reporting.
One Center, Long Beach, California: Gatsby Award: Community Achievement.
Orange County Cultural Pride, Newport Beach, California: Media Achievement Award.