There was a day that I would have said I’d achieved all my professional goals when I received my third straight Emmy Award as Supervising Producer of The Dr. Oz Show. But it is only one identifying mile marker on the journey.
I am first and foremost, a storyteller. My spark, my fuel – the passion that gets me out of bed in the morning – is to meet people with unique, inspiring, challenging, and heartfelt stories, and share them.
The short CV:
• Supervising Producer, The Dodo, Branded Clients (Mohonk Mountain House, Eucerin, Crest, American Leather)
• Media Consultant, Assorted Medical, Alternative Health and Personal Growth Clients
• Senior Project Supervisor, Sharecare.com, E! New Media
• Senior Field Producer, The Meredith Vieira Show
• Podcast Producer, Weight Watchers, TED talks, Gaiam, Conscious Good
• Supervising Producer, The Dr. Oz Show
• Integrative Senior Producer, Meredith Corporation
• Documentary Producer, Discovery Channel/MSNBC/VH1
• Features Producer, The Jane Pauley Show
• Field Producer, E! Entertainment TV
Always woven through the tapestry of my experience are the interviews. The A-list includes: Steven Tyler, Deepak Chopra, Halle Berry, Richard Branson, Jesse Jackson, LL Cool J, Cheryl Richardson, Drew Barrymore, Dr. Andrew Weil, Jim Carrey, Cameron Diaz, Robert Plant, Harrison Ford, Sheryl Crowe, Dennis Rodman, Bruce Willis, Whoopie Goldberg, Will Smith, Quentin Tarentino and Tony Bennett.
Beneath the glitterati though, I have a not-so secret passion for digging deep into the subculture of human experience: the polygamists, the prostitutes, the porn addicts. Agoraphobics and body dysmorphics. The stay-at-home chardonnay moms and the dominatrix-next-door. People have stories and TV gives them a pulpit to share. Bringing those stories out is my job.
Beyond the TV and digital work, I have embraced my love of all things personal development and spirituality. I hosted and produced podcasts for Conscious Good as well as my own show, The Rob and Cali Show, on www.talkradio.nyc for two years, enjoying 35K listeners each month. Guests include psychic medium John Edward, spiritual warrior Danielle LaPorte and don Miguel Ruiz, Jr. I have also contributed segments to Hay House Radio, the leading self-help publisher with a 24-hour online global radio presence. Interviews include Mars & Venus author John Gray; controversial alternative doctor, Joseph Mercola; globally-acclaimed spiritual author Don Miguel Ruiz; best-selling scientist and visionary Gregg Braden; Ayuvedic Yogi to the Stars, Yogi Cameron; and the Indiana Jones of medicine hunting, Chris Kilham.
In the end, what I do – and what I love to do – is illuminate the real lives of the brightest stars, and make bright stars of the less exposed. I travel. I write. I meditate on the human condition and attempt to capture it through every medium at my disposal.
I am never bored. And I never worry that we will run out of stories. Telling them is what fills my heart.