#MediaMonday – 99 Problems but the Media Ain’t One, Take Two

Earlier this month, we noted that Arizona isn’t the only one celebrating a 100th birthday in 2012. Our #MediaMonday profiles happen to be turning 100, too.
New to #MediaMonday? There is a full list of our past profiles here. Each week, we profile a member of the media by simply asking them one question – “what do you want to tell the blogosphere today?”
Yep, our weekly profiles of members of the media from across the globe have reached the 100-post mark – and we think it calls for a little online celebration.
So over the next few months in honor of #MediaMonday’s 100th post, we will be sharing “fun facts” about the media who have been profiled.
To check out what the first batch of profiled media had to say, please click here.
This week, we take a look at our second batch and share their wit and wisdom.
Here we go!

  • Ted Simons, managing editor of Horizons, loves Robyn Hitchcock’s “I Often Dream of Trains” album.
  • Sean McLaughlin, CBS 5 anchor, once worked in Palm Springs where he interviewed Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra and Sonny Bono.
  • Kenn Tomasch, editor of the Greater Phoenix Chamber’s media outlet, is a soccer-holic.
  • Craig Harris, Arizona Republic reporter, once threw a no-hitter.
  • Patty Gannon, editor of AZ CPA Magazine, once had fellow Media Monday profile Christia Gibbons profile her famous French toast recipe in print.
  • Vicki Louk Balint, journalist for Raising Arizona Kids Magazine, has three dogs – who all snore – loudly.
  • Alexis Del Chiaro, now-former FOX 10 anchor, interned at Good Morning America.
  • John D’Anna, Arizona Republic Editor, is a fourth-degree black belt in Taekwondo.
  • Mike Padgett, Arizona Notebook editor, worked for the Phoenix Gazette in its heyday.
  • Josh Moffitt, publisher of Arizona Vines & Wines, helped recruit HMA’s own Alison to write some columns here and there.
  • Connie Colla, anchor at ABC 15, was originally profiled for her work on Smart Family. Once the show ended, she took over morning duties, where she anchors today.
  • David Tyda, EaterAZ blogger, is in the festival biz.
  • Dan Mitchell, former editor at 944 Magazine, was the first-ever person interviewed with our trusty flip cam. Since 944 stopped publishing, he has joined FOX News Latino as a freelancer as well.
  • Mike Dowling, the now-former director of Arizona Cardinals Broadcasting, has a story about a bathing suit to share.
  • Z, award-winning investigative journalist at CBS 5, has been inducted into the regional broadcasting hall of fame and calls himself a high tech migrant worker.
  • Amy Martin, founder of Phoenix Bites, dreams of food. All day. Every day. All the time.
  • Justine Richardson, Hollywood TV producer, works in reality TV – and loves it.
  • Richard Ruelas, Arizona Republic reporter, also authored two Wallace & Ladmo books.
  • Rich Reid, sports producer, is another NAU Luimberjack leaving his mark – along with our own Scott Hanson.
  • Bob Adlhoch, producer for the Phoenix Suns, wants you all to throw the rope back over the fence!

Be sure to check back for our next anniversary edition. Also, if you have any other fun facts to share about the above media or great stories of working with them, be sure to comment below to share.

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at Apr 23, 2012

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