Welcome to Episode #10 of the Media Pro Spotlight podcast. In this episode, John Infanti, an award-winning producer at 6ABC Action News in Philadelphia, describes the hectic life of a television news producer, how he puts together daily newscasts, how social media has changed the game on news gathering and reporting, and how to build collaborative relationships with members of the news media.

Listen to the Audio

Some of the key takeaways from John are:

  • The Action News approach to news gathering and its commitment to serving the enitre community
  • Why he decided to make a career in journalism
  • What a “day in the life” of a network affiliate news producer is like
  • Some examples of really good story pitches
  • Why relationship building is the most important part of media relations

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You can download a complete, word-for-word transcript of this episode here:

Episode 10 Transcript John Infanti

Links & Resources

6ABC Action News

Twitter: @John6abc

About Dana Dobson

Dana Dobson is CEO of Dana Dobson Public Relations, a boutique PR firm that helps businesses with creative publicity campaigns and business building content strategies. She is an award-winning B-2-B business writer, specializing in producing compelling, persuasive content for businesses in the services sector. She is the creator of the PR Breakthrough Publicity workshop series, an online training program that teaches you how to launch your own successful publicity campaigns, and she is also the host of the Media Pro Spotlight podcast, featuring interviews with top media talent. Dana speaks frequently on building market presence for executive and subject matter experts, demystifying media relations and how to write effectively.

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