#MediaMonday – Beth Del Ville
Today’s #MediaMonday comes to us from Beth Del Ville, editor of Ahwatukee City Lifestyle Magazine. This profile is a special one as I first met Beth in the early 2000s while still an intern and ASU student. We worked together at a now-defunct promotional company helping hype and preview movies including Napoleon Dynamite, Bend it Like Beckham, What a Girl Wants and the Tobey Maguire version of Spider-man. (Yes, we are “Tobey Maguire as Spiderman” old.)
Tell us about the outlet and types of story pitches you want?
We’re a lifestyle magazine that is dedicated to the Ahwatukee community, so I’m looking for pitches that are hyper-local to Ahwatukee – new restaurants and stores coming to town; Ahwatukee residents who have unique, engaging, exciting, inspirational stories; residents with incredible businesses; gorgeous homes. Pretty much anything pertaining to or that has a tie-in to Ahwatukee.
Where did you grow up?
I was born in Maryland, but my family moved to Arizona when I was just a toddler. I grew up in Ahwatukee.
Favorite type of music?
I love pretty much all music and enjoy a small-venue live show, but you’ll mostly find me listening to singer/songwriters and ‘90s alternative.
Black for clothes; pink in general.
Favorite TV shows or movies?
I’m currently watching Only Murders in the Building, catching up on Ozark and rewatching Schitt’s Creek.
Favorite local restaurants or other haunts?
I love the Peppermill in Tempe.
Three things readers would be surprised to know about you?
- I was the proud recipient of a Ladmo Bag from the Wallace and Ladmo Show.
- I began rowing competitively at Tempe Town Lake when I was 27 years old but have since retired.
- When I was younger, I wasn’t allowed to watch Dirty Dancing or Pretty Woman, and I’ve still never watched them all the way through.
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