A native of Boston, Massachusetts, Ali lived most of his life in the Northeast where he attended Plymouth State University. He received his bachelors in Business and a minor in Marketing. Upon graduating, Ali was offered a position with Dish Networks South Florida Regional office as a marketing executive and accepted it! He quickly rose through the ranks with his creativity and professionalism to become the lead Marketing Executive in a team with over 500 full time employees! A position where he created his own strategies and helped train new recruits! Ali built an impressive record of achievement by growing Dish Networks Southeast office bottom line and became one of the companies highest producers! Ali’s loyalty and commitment to excellence led him to excel at Dish for over five years! He will continue to Reach for the Stars! as he brings all his professionalism and creativity to StarMedia Productions as Senior Producer!
A native of Cincinnati, OH, Sarah attended the University of Cincinnati where she received her bachelor’s in Communications and Public Relations. Prior to graduating, Sarah studied abroad in Madrid, Paris, and Belize! Upon graduating, she accepted a position with The Owens Group, a boutique Public Relations firm specializing in high end Hollywood feature film releases. She quickly rose to top of the firm as their Senior Lead Publicist handling their top clients including Hollywood studios such as Disney, Warner Brothers, Sony, TriStar, Lionsgate, Focus Features, CBS, and Fox Searchlight. She strategically planned and implemented the strategies to promote their films throughout the Midwest! Sarah delivered on films such as “Guardians of the Galaxies”, “Spider-Man Homecoming”, “Saban’s Power Rangers”, “Cars 3” and “King Arthur” to name a few. Sarah was responsible for promoting these feature films as well as implementing red carpet events and screenings with VIP guests, celebrities and professional sports stars! Sarah also was the liaison between her Hollywood clients and CinemaCom in Las Vegas. Needless to say, Sarah has a background and passion for the spotlight! She has relocated to South Florida where she will continue to Reach for the Stars as a Senior Producer for StarMedia Productions!
Michael Henderson, a top marketing and promotions leader, started his career in New York City working for Verizon. Through his spirit of teamwork and integrity, he quickly became Verizon’s top marketing rep in the United States. A position he held for three years! At a young age, he discovered his drive to be an entrepreneur and started working as a consultant for Ambit where he quickly moved through the ranks to become their youngest independent senior consultant where he managed a team of over 125 marketing professionals. Realizing his niche for creativity, business strategy and teamwork, Michael decided to venture off to help build and market a startup software company from scratch that staffed 60 full time employees within 6 months! After a few years, he sold his shares, seeking another challenge. He relocated to sunny South Florida, where he found his dream challenge and an opportunity to maximize his potential for creativity. StarMedia is happy to welcome Michael Henderson as Senior Producer where he will continue Reach for the Stars!
Andrea, a fan favorite known for her energy, addicting personality and authenticity. is a bilingual sports, entertainment and lifestyle television host. Her strong reputation and refined talents have been paired with broadcast industry leaders like the NHL, NFL, WWE, Disney World, Travel Channel, CNN, ESPN and Univision. Most recently, she put her tenacious spirit to work in the world of sports and entertainment, where her following has grown exponentially and internationally.
Andrea broke into the business as a Miami Dolphins Cheerleader, all while attending Florida International University and The Art Institute. She got her start in broadcasting as an intern at NBC6 where she soon realized that she had found her passion.
When she’s not in front of the camera she’s an avid writer.Andrea co-authored an Amazon best-seller, “Lead with Success,”. Andrea speaks candidly about her personal journey into the entertainment industry and how she was drawn into the sports sector specifically. It’s undoubtedly where she found her niche, but she learned quickly that preserving her values and trusting her intuition could challenge the status quo and earn invaluable respect and notoriety.
Constance Jones is a two-time Emmy-nominated TV News Anchor & Reporter who recently worked at WAGA-TV/ FOX 5 Atlanta. Before her stint in Georgia, Constance was at WPLG-TV Local 10 in Miami for 9 years, where she was an anchor/reporter for several years.
Constance has covered life-changing events, including the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, President Obama’s election campaigns, the BP Gulf oil spill, along with devastating hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and ice storms.
Constance has been honored by the National Academy of Television Arts and Science, the Texas Associated Press, and the National Association of Black Journalists for Excellence in News Reporting. She was recently featured as Miami’s Top 40 under 40 Leaders of Tomorrow in the Miami Herald.She has worked in several television markets, including New York City, Oklahoma City and Houston. Constance has also worked with veteran Dan Rather with the CBS Evening News. Her career started while she was producing and hosting videos at Educational Video Network. She also spent time anchoring and reporting at KETK-TV in Texas & KOCO-TV in Oklahoma.
She was born in Stuttgart, Germany, and spent most of her childhood overseas. She also spent time in Timisoara, Romania.She is a proud member of the National Association of Black Journalists and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated.
Chuck is a passionate producer who gets the job done on time and on budget every time. With over 19 years experience in the TV and Film world his creative vision, hard work ethic, and connections will bring great excitement to project.
Chuck currently owns InTroubleZone Productions www.introublezone.com : the 8,800 square foot studio for TV, movie, and reality TV show production is located in sunny Naples, Florida complete with HD cameras, sound, edit bays, lighting, green screen, jibs, dollies, drones, etc. is where he oversees an 8 person professional film crew. Chuck will use his crew where necessary or work with yours.
Chuck has been creating, writing, casting, shooting, directing, lighting, doing sound, over seeing editing, titling, graphics, shopping, pitching, distributing, selling, raising money for, etc. for the past 19 years.
Chuck recently sold the TV series “Billionaires Coast” and “Malcolm Flips Vegas” to Amazon Prime.
Chuck and the ITZ team are currently in production on 4 reality TV show “sizzle reels” and the TV show starring Jim Angle of Fox News fame called “WineMakers UnCorked.” Chuck also recently associate produced and was an actor in the film “Hybrids” with Paul Sorvino, currently available through Sony Distribution. Chuck also was an associate producer and starred in “Smothered By Mothers” a feature film starring Burt Young of “Rocky” fame.
Chuck also has sold a reality TV show series to CMT, called “TOBACCO WARS” a pilot to A&E, called “DATING THE HENDRYS” a pilot to TBS, called “COMMERCIAL KINGS” and a pilot to Discovery called “V8 MUSCLE BIKES.” ITZ also recently sold the series to NEWSMAX called “WHITEHOUSE MENUS” ITZ also shot over 1,000 commercials over the past few years.
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John Holden….Six Time Emmy Award Winner, Journalist, Anchor, Host, Producer, Director and Writer
John Holden brings over twenty-five years of broadcast news, journalism and production experience to StarMedia Productions.
As a former feature reporter for NBC in Miami, FL, where he started with Katie Couric….and an on-camera reporter and producer for affiliates of NBC, CBS and ABC …
Mr. Holden was the recipient of six EMMY Awards for anchoring, writing, producing and directing of news features and specials.
Mr. Holden is the recipient of a Videographer Award for Corporate Image for Ford Motor Company, as well as a Nat’l TELLY Award recipient for a travel production in Montana’s Glacier National Park. He is recipient of two Golden Palm Awards from the
International Television Association for scriptwriting and producing “Tahiti by Gauguin”, a segment he produced in Bora Bora sponsored by Radisson Seven Seas Cruises.
Mr. Holden is also a recipient of an ADDY award and a national TELLY Award for video & film productions.
As a former senior producer for the nightly entertainment show PM Magazine, Mr. Holden produced weekly features on unusual people and exotic destinations for syndication nationwide….from blow-gun hunting in the Amazon jungle to swimming with underwater wildlife in the Galapagos Islands.
John Holden has worked with and interviewed most of the Fortune 50 CEO’s, A-list celebrities and world leaders in politics.
Mr. Holden is presently host of the nationally syndicated television series, “Earth”, formerly “The Green Room “with John Holden airing on the Discovery Channel.
Aubrey Aquino is a TV Host and Reporter from the Bay Area, CA. She is the creator and personality of On The Flipside and she’s well-known for her entertainment and feature segments that have aired on Deco Drive/WSVN. Aubrey’s television projects have also included The Hampton Roads Show, HEAT TV and The Welcome Channel, plus she’s appeared on E! News, Fox Sports Net and CNN. To her credit, she’s interviewed countless celebrities like Hugh Jackman, Meryl Streep, Miley Cyrus, John Travolta, P. Diddy, Billy Bob Thornton, Forest Whitaker, Shaquille O’Neal, Patrick Dempsey, Serena Williams, Eva Mendes, Ne-Yo, Ludacris, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Steven Tyler. The “fun” side of Aubrey’s work has included wrestling an alligator in the Florida Everglades, feeding stingrays in the Bahamas and paddle surfing in the Atlantic Ocean! She has even worked in the music industry as an artist manager.
Aubrey made her national television debut on the first season of the ESPN original series “Beg, Borrow and Deal.” The reality show pitted her team against another in a cross-country race where they had to complete sports related tasks, relying solely on their wits and sports knowledge, carrying only their ID’s and the clothes on their backs!
An exciting accomplishment for Aubrey is her experience dancing for three professional sports teams. In her two seasons with “Football’s Fabulous Females,” Aubrey was featured in the Oakland Raiderettes calendars, and even landed in the video game NFL 2K3, where game creators used motion sensors to capture her moves, to use for the animated cheerleaders in the game. She also had a stint with another NFL team, the Arizona Cardinals Cheerleaders. However, her first Pro Dance experience was in the NBA, as a member of the Sacramento Kings “FastBreak” dance team. Aubrey is a published author, contributing her writing skills and knowledge about the world of Pro Cheer and Dance, inThe Ultimate Guide to Becoming a Pro Cheerleader.
Aubrey was born and raised in the Bay Area, California, and earned her B.S. in Broadcast Journalism from San Jose State University. To date, her unassuming personality, jet-set lifestyle and blossoming career has taken her all over the U.S. and abroad, but she’s not slowing down! She plans to continue working in the entertainment industry, traveling and making more new friends along the way!
Aubrey is also a Mommy Blogger who talks about motherhood and parenting on her site 53 Weeks. We are excited to have Aubrey be a part of the StarMedia Team as our Supervising Producer and Senior Field Correspondant!
Born and raised in the Midwest with a strong work ethic, Jason developed the spirit of an entrepreneur at an early age. At 15, while attending high school, he worked part time in his families successful wholesale distribution business. He went on to form his own distribution division and data communications company earning the trust of clients like Lily Corporation and Target Racing! At 17, to hone his business skills, Jason enrolled in the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs where he earned a BS degree in Public Management and Business Foundations from the Kelley School of Business. Upon graduating, he decided to spread his wings and take a position in management with a private commercial equity company in sunny South Florida. While in this capacity, Jason was offered a project manager position with a manufacturer of steel buildings. His responsibilities included overseeing and designing projects for schools, warehouses, corporations, retailers, even airplane hangers all across the country!
Besides his passion for business, Jason also has a heart for helping others. Over a decade ago, he founded Trinity by Traditions, a destination that has helped rebuild the lives of many individuals and families throughout the South Florida area! Mr. Leslie is excited to bring his business mind and caring heart to StarMedia Productions where he will oversee and contribute to its daily business operations as well as run the soon to be formed StarMedia Foundation!