August 8, 2016

MediaMonday – Commander Bill Henderson

Today’s #MediaMonday comes to us from a long-time Valley voice: Commander Bill Henderson, with Total Traffic & Weather Network (TTWN), part of IHeartMedia Inc. TTWN provides traffic, weather and sports reports to radio and TV stations in more than 200 metropolitan areas across the country, including 96 of the top 100 markets. To read his full profile, please click the link below.
August 1, 2016

Media Monday – Super Snake

Today’s #MediaMonday is home grown. It’s from Mega 104.3 afternoon on-air personality Super Snake. It’s important to note, his afternoon gig is just a tip of the iceberg for this multi-media talent. He’s also the program director for both KAJM – Mega 104.3 and KNRJ – 101.1The Beat. To read his full profile, click the link below.
July 25, 2016

#MediaMonday – Jennifer Longdon, Ability 360

I’ve posted here before about our work on behalf of disability organizations. We featured the National Center on Disability and Journalism New Comprehensive Style Guide as a previous Media Monday and I’ve also written about how Jennifer Longdon inspires me to be a better person. You’ll understand why the word inspire has a different meaning than what you may think. One of our first clients doing disability advocacy work was ABIL, now called Ability360. They have recently launched a magazine and I asked Jen to tell us a little bit more about it. But you can’t learn about the magazine without first learning about Jen. We’re sharing this post today because it is the day before the 26th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act. So Jen, what do you want to tell the blogosphere about yourself today?
July 18, 2016

#MediaMonday – Tim Ring

I knew there was something about KTVK sports director Tim Ring I liked. Turns out, his dad (like mine) went to #NotreDame. GO IRISH! His story, which culminates on the broadcast side in him joining KTVK 3TV in 2009, is a great one. Very happy to have him as our #MediaMonday today so he can share it.
July 11, 2016

#MediaMonday – Kaely Monahan

Today’s Media Monday comes to us from Kaely Monahan, a news anchor and reporter for KTAR and the recently-elected secretary of the Valley of Sun Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. She’s an international journalist who is the former editor of GetOut at the East Valley Tribune; creator, executive producer and editor of Popcorn Fan Film Reviews podcast; and a film critic for the Phoenix Film Festival. Kaely, time to share: (Click below for more)
June 27, 2016

#MediaMonday – Jody Oehler

It is no secret that I am a huge – HUGE – fan of sports. (Go Irish! Go Cards! Go Suns…once you get a new owner!) And while I am neither a huge fan of orange nor red, there is a ginger-haired radio personality who I honestly think is the next big thing in Arizona sports broadcasting: Jody Oehler. Jody joined long-time Arizona Cardinals insider Mike Jurecki and FOX Sports 910 producer extraordinaire Mike Bauer on The Drive with Jody, MJ and Bauer – a 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. weekday sports radio talk show – in 2013. He came from Tucson, where he hosted a popular radio program on ESPN Tucson and even tried his hand at TV sports reporting at KGUN-TV. Since The Drive debuted three years ago this summer, the team has found so much success, in fact, that they have been asked to serve as fill-in hosts for nationally syndicated talk shows including The Dan Patrick Show and The Rich Eisen Show, among others. Today’s Media Monday is all about Jody – so you can say you knew him when. Jody, what do you want to tell the blogosphere about yourself today? [Click below for more]
June 20, 2016

#MediaMonday – Lauren Grifo

KTAR News on 92.3FM is among the most trusted – and most popular – news outlets in Arizona. And if you pitch their team well, you have a great chance of good coverage on their station. With 24 hours to fill, there the news opportunities abound. But should you just blindly sent out a pitch to a bunch of reporters and hope for the best? No! No! No! We always recommend getting to know the media – and how they work – before hitting the send button on even the best story idea. That’s actually how these now-regular #MediaMonday posts came about. What is #MediaMonday, you ask? Each Monday, we here at HMA post a handy dandy blog to help our readers get to know the media just a little bit better. With a TWIST! No, we aren’t posting story pitch tips or media lists, but instead great stories from the media themselves about their lives, their work and other little known facts! Think of it as your first “networking” opportunity of the week! Today’s #MediaMonday comes to us from KTAR’s own Lauren Grifo. So, Lauren, time to share! [Click below for more...]
June 13, 2016

#MediaMonday – Angel Fuchs

Oh no – it’s 9 a.m. and I am already hungry. Like always… And reading today’s blog is just making me hungrier! That’s because this #MediaMonday […]
June 6, 2016

#MediaMonday – Fernanda Santos

I am honored to feature today’s #MediaMonday, Fernanda Santos, a veteran New York Times reporter and its Phoenix Bureau Chief since 2012, and the author of […]
May 23, 2016

#MediaMonday – Christina Barrueta

As we hope you know by now, each Monday, we share a blog post to help our readers get to know the media just a little […]