2 More Exciting Panelists Added!

OurPanel, TV Host Weekend Connection TV Host/TV Expert Weekend Connection is this weekend (April 21 & 22)…and we’re excited to have added two more exciting panelists to the lineup!

Chuck Armstrong – EMMY Award winning Executive Producer of Wonderama & Traci Wilkes Smith – Broadcast Talent Agent !

Be it sports, entertainment, talk shows, morning shows, travel, news, politics, health & wellness, lifestyle, music, food, finance, fashion, video blogging, Facebook live, and more, if you want to pursue a career in media or if you’re an expert or influencer, you’ll want to be in this room!

Meet Our Panel:

CHARLES (CHUCK) ARMSTRONG -has 35 EMMY nominations and 7 EMMY Awards, Mr. Armstrong is considered by many to be a TV programming visionary.Mr. Armstrong specializes in entertainment, media and Internet business strategies, start-up design, development, implementation, investment analysis, funding and management, and in creating Wonderama Holdings core product of syndicated entertainment. As President and CEO of Wonderama Holdings Chuck is responsible for the rebirth of “Wonderama, the number one TV show for kids for over two decades,” the latest project of Mr. Armstrong’s Hosted by David Osmond of the legendary Osmond Family of entertainers, and Coco & Breezy the twin sister power team brand luxury sunglass designers & DJ’s.Chuck is also an EMMY Award winning producer of Community Auditions, Star of the Day, Boston & NY Star of the Day hosted by Ernie Anastos on Fox 5 New York.

TRACI WILKES SMITH– is the Senior Vice President of Broadcasters of CSE Talent. As a talent agent, Traci has negotiated hundreds of contracts for clients with companies that include ABC News, ESPN, CNN, CBS News, NBC News, FOX Sports, NFL Network, Discovery as well as for digital outlets as well. She has experience in the negotiation of development and production deals and management in literary and film for clients. Traci advises network correspondents, anchors, top journalists, on-air hosts, writers, influencers and producers in news, sports, politics, business, entertainment, weather and other interests from around the world in all phases of career development. Traci helps her clients secure positions at national networks, top local markets and digital networks

BARBARA BARNA ABEL – Barbara Barna Abel is a media trainer, career & life coach and casting director for television, digital and branded entertainment. She is currently the consulting talent executive for Page Six TV and the digital network, Cheddar. Barbara is the author of How To Get Your Foot In The Door: Television Hosting & Presenting – a step by step recipe for success breaking into television hosting. Her mantra is why fit in when you could stand out? Talent she has discovered or given early career breaks to include Adam Richman, Amy Schumer, Chrissy Teigen, Clinton Kelly, Jake Tapper, Jeff Probst, Ted Allen and Wayne Brady among others.Fun fact: Backstage named Barbara the #1 casting director to follow on twitter.

COLLETTE LIANTONIO – President & Creative Director of Concepts TV Productions – Collette is recognized as “One of the 25 Most Influential People in DRTV” among the first pioneers to match TV Hosts, Celebrities, & Spokespeople with brands, working with household names like Montel Williams, Joe Namath, Jim Cramer, Jack LaLanne, Wayne Gretzky and George Forman to name a few. Concepts TV expertly casts Branding Image & Direct Response productions and well as health & wellness productions. Brand clients include Comet, National Geographic, Sears, Bissell, DirecTV, March of Dimes, American Idol, WD-40, Victoria’s Secret, and ConAir. Collette was ranked as one of the Top 150 Leading Women Entrepreneurs by New Jersey Monthly. Collette recently achieved one of her long-time goals opening a stunning cutting-edge television production studio complete with soundstage (Concepts TV Studio), just a quick train ride outside of NYC

JAMIE CARROLL – Jamie Carroll is a host casting director who has worked with numerous leading Production Houses throughout New York, casting experts and host talent for major networks such as: Food Network, HGTV, MTV, Fine Living Network, Nat Geo, Travel Channel, AOL and BBC America. She is currently working on a project for the Vital Voices Gala Awards, premiering this spring at the Kennedy Center.

SCOTT STANFORD – Scott Stanford is a 6 time EMMY Award winning news/sports anchor and commentator. Scott is the 6&10pm sports anchor at WPIX in New York and the Host of Sunday Sports Rewind. He co-hosted the WPIX11 Morning Show with Sukanya Krishnan. Along with Tamsen Fadal, he was co-anchor of WPIX’s weeknight 5pm and 10pm newscasts. He was the weekend sports anchor for NBC in NY for four years. Stanford is also a host for This Week in WWE and Afterburn on the WWE Network.

Only a few spots left! We hope you can join us for this amazing and unique training weekend!

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