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Lananh Nguyen is a freelance reporter and junior copy editor for a financial newswire in London. She has worked for the Associated Press, BBC, KNTV, WGBH and various local newspapers. A Political Science graduate from Tufts University, she also studied International Relations at the London School of Economics. She will receive a British qualification from the National Council for the Training of Journalists in August.
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Scott Orr is entering his third decade in TV news. Starting from his first job as a studio cameraman back in the very early 1980's, Scott worked his way up through the ranks, and managed to do every job in the newsroom (for at least a short time), and eventually made it all the way to small-market News Director. Now, he's President of a talent management company, The Scott Orr Agency, Inc., based in Denver, Colorado. His goal is to help clients learn, grow, and advance their careers. Scott is originally from Phoenix and attended the University of Arizona--which is where he got his start in TV, at the University-operated PBS station. Visit his web site by clicking here.
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Xavier Hermosillois the President of CrisisPros, a national Crisis Communications, Marketing, and Management firm he founded 20 years ago ( and is based in his native San Pedro, CA. He is a former political chief of staff, an award-winning print reporter and photographer, and a former radio talk show host and TV commentator in Los Angeles. He is an elected member of the Board of Directors of CGI Holdings, Inc., ( a publicly-traded company that is headquartered in Chicago. He co-founded a NASDAQ company based in Chicago, serves as a Hearing Examiner for the L.A. Police Commission on police officer discipline cases, and holds Honors degrees in Administration of Justice, Marketing and Management. He can be reached at
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Mathew Tombers is the President of Intermat, Inc., a consulting practice that specializes in the intersection of media, technology and marketing. He is a current resident of New York. Visit his web site at
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Quyen Chung is the morning anchor and reporter for NBC25 in Hagerstown, Maryland. She is originally from Orange County, California where she studied broadcast journalism at Cal State Fullerton. Quyen is currently serving as the Vice President of Broadcast for the Asian American Journalists Association, D.C. chapter. Visit her website,
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Bill Pasternak, (ham radio call letters WA6ITF), is an oddity in our profession: a Broadcast Engineer who can write outside of the realm of technical publications. He works as a Broadcast Engineer with KTTV Fox 11 / UPN 13 Television in Los Angeles and private Broadcast Consultant specializing in the design of video post production facilities. He is the co-founder and Managing Editor of the all-volunteer Amateur Radio Newsline(tm) bulletin service and Creator/ Administrator of the annual “ARNewsline(tm) Young Ham of the Year Award” program. He is the author of three books, production staff member to several educational films and videos including Co-Producer of the award winning “Amateur Radio Today,” authored the “Looking West” column for 73 Amateur Radio Today Magazine for 26 years, currently writes the monthly “VHF, FM and Repeater” column for Worldradio Magazine, is a contributing writer to several broadcast trade publications and is a frequent contributor to CQ Magazine. He is a member of the ARRL, Radio Club of America and Quarter Century Wireless Association as well as a founding member of the Hollywood Hills QRP Contest Club. Bill is the only person ever chosen to be recipient of both the prestigious Dayton Amateur Radio Association’s “Specific Achievement” (1981) and “Radio Amateur of the Year” (1989) awards. He also was presented the ARRL National Certificate of Merit (1995) in recognition of his contributions to the “furtherance of the goals of the Amateur Radio Service.” Bill and his wife Sharon (KD6EPW) reside in Santa Clarita California with their two “puppy people” and can be reached by e-mail to or
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A collaborative weekly feature, Life in the Small Market offers up thoughts and views from small town broadcasters across America.

Travel, Parenthood & Career, Delivery and MORE!
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