Las Vegas, Nevada 89104
HOST AND PRODUCER, "BEST BUYS WITH ALAN MENDELSON"
JUNE 2008 TO PRESENT
Host and producer of this TV infomercial program including advertising sales and marketing and promotion and purchase of air time, promotional announcements, video production.
TV INFOMERCIAL HOST, PRODUCER
2006 TO PRESENT
Host and Producer and Writer of TV Infomercials. Samples on www.AlanMendelson.TV
CREATIVE SERVICES ADVERTISING, LOS ANGELES 2006 TO JUNE 2008
Marketing, public relations, advertising consultant with emphasis on crisis PR, Television, Radio and Internet advertising and marketing, including guerilla marketing on the web.
Public Relations activities include creation of Video News Releases, writing and producing TV and Radio commercials, video presentations for shareholder and Board of Directors meetings, press release management.
“BEST DEALS HOSTED BY ALAN MENDELSON” 2006 TO 2008
CREATIVE SERVICES ADVERTISING, LOS ANGELES
Host of a TV infomercial series and supervising producer and writer. Also supervising editor and writer of associated web sites, responsible for marketing, sales, advertising, and promotion. Successfully created and managed search engine growth and traffic.
KCAL-TV Los Angeles 1990 to October 2006
Money Reporter and Producer of daily personal financial news.
Creator, Host and Producer of “Mendelson’s Best Buys,” a series of one hour news specials which generated up to 100,000 requests for the Mendelson’s Best Buys mailer after each show. Substitute news anchor and general assignment reporting.
www.MoreDeals.com 1999 to July 2004
Creator, Editor and Managing Partner of this web site for personal financial news, news about shopping, collectibles and e-commerce. Supervisor of sales staff.
MoreDeals.com had a five-year history of growing traffic and profits with zero-debt. The company was sold for a substantial profit.
www.moneyreporter.com 1997 to May 1999
Editor and creator of this web site for personal financial news and shopping news. The company was sold for a substantial profit.
KFWB Radio Los Angeles January 1999 to October 2001
Reporter, “Alan Mendelson’s Best Buys” a daily news feature; Anchor, Bloomberg Money Reports during weekday morning drive from March 1999 to March 2001.
The Signal, Santa Clarita California 1998 to 2004
Author of columns Hard Assets, a weekly column on collectibles; and Personal Finance, a weekly column of personal business.
KTTV Los Angeles 1987 to 1990
Money Reporter and producer of daily financial news, and substitute News Anchor.
WTVJ Miami 1981 to 1987
Money Reporter, created and anchored daily financial news segments, and created and hosted consumer news segments for various public affairs programs.
WIOD Radio Miami 1985 to 1987
Telephone talk show host.
CBS NEWS New York 1976 to 1981
As Associate Producer 1976-78, produced and managed CBS News participation in the European Broadcasting Union news exchange; editing, compiling and producing the news and satellite feeds of CBS News. Produced and coordinated coverage of New York and Washington, D. C. area events for foreign broadcaster clients. Developed the Northeast TV Regional News Feed, produced CBS Afternoon Newsfeed for domestic TV, produced Late Night Newsfeed, and CBS NewsBreak.
As Assignment Editor/Reporter 1978-81, managed the Northeast Bureau of CBS News overnight desk, including preparation of CBS News Insights which was the morning summary of news coverage for daily management meetings; and coordinated reporters, crews and CBS News bureaus worldwide. Reported for CBS News television and radio networks.
WHEN-TV (now WTVH) Syracuse 1973 to 1976
Reporter, Substitute Anchor, Talk Show Host, Producer
Syracuse University B. S. cum laude 1973 with Television-Radio Major and Economics Minor. Tau Epsilon Phi Fraternity, Alpha Epsilon Rho Honorary.
HONORS AND AWARDS
1998 Los Angeles Area Emmy Award for News Special
Golden Mike from the Radio Television News Association of Southern California for Best Economic Reporting 2001, 1997, 1996, 1992; Outstanding Achievement 1999
Los Angeles Press Club, 1st Place TV Business News Reporting 1998,1997,1995, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1988
Individual Achievement Award, Society of Consumer Affairs Professionals 1996
The Janus Award from the Mortgage Bankers Association of America for Best Economic Reporting in Regular TV News 1983
Economic News Broadcasters Association President 1982, Vice President 1981
Chairman, Citizens Advisory Committee on Tax Reform to the Rockland County, New York, County Legislature 1972
MAJOR ARTICLES PUBLISHED
“Credit Card Deals” Off Magazine 1995
“Phantom Unemployment” Washington Journalism Review 1978
“Better Off Dead?” Barron’s 1978
“Getting Into Prints” New York Magazine 1978
“Consumer Price Index” Columbia Journalism Review 1978