Sneaking into The Grammys!


KYW-TV3 – Philadelphia was  a training ground for top talk show producers working today. I worked for Ed Glavin (The Ellen DeGeneres Show), Glenn Davish (The View), Lynn MacCauley (Ricki Lake) and others.


I was originally assigned to a Saturday morning teen show called “Check It Out” with executive producer, Janet King Johnson. Slim, flat topped Afro, African American woman probably in her 30s, and she scared the piss out of me. Read More

First TV Job / Miles Davis


Around 15 years old, a neighbor who worked at Channel 17 in Philadelphia gave me passes to dance on the TV show “Dancin On Air”, a sort of American Bandstand rip off for the 80s trailer trash of the tri-state area.


I wasn’t a dancer but that wasn’t the point. I’d be on television. That, and I had passes to invite the prettiest girls in my grade to score points since I had no “wooing” qualities. Read More