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Bill DoughertyToday’s #MediaMonday comes from a true veteran of the industry, Trends publisher Bill Dougherty.

So Bill, what would you like to tell us today?

What do you do at Trends and what do you like about it? How did you come to join their team?

Trends was started in 1982. I joined as a staff photographer/writer in 1994. I purchased it in 2001.

Tell us about your other work in media over the years?

I worked on my high school newspaper.

Where did you grow up?

Orange County and Phoenix – we had homes in both places.

Did you always know you wanted to be in writing, producing and/or media?

No, I had no intention of doing this. I wanted to follow my father’s footsteps and work as an airline executive.

Favorite type of music?

Pop music from the 1950s, 1960s and 80s. Country music from the late 1950s to the early 70s, classical and jazz from any era.

Favorite color?

Blue or turquoise

Favorite local haunts?

Vincent’s, Randy’s, El Chorro, Tee Pee, Avanti’s, Dominick’s and Feeney’s.

Favorite places to visit?

Rome, London and Palm Beach

Favorite food?


Least favorite food?


Tell us a few things readers would be surprised to know about you?

I’ve studied the Holocaust for three decades. Also, I’m obsessed with classic cars.

Best way to pitch you?


Types of stories and pitches you are looking for?

Anything that fits our affluent demographic.

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