Stacey Cahn, Executive Producer
(My bio speaks to my experience and, I hope, my sense of humor. As Grandma Cele used to say, "A day is wasted without laughter." She lived to be 99.)
Stacey Cahn brings over 20 years of broadcast journalism experience to her role as Executive Producer. She is a graduate of Cornell University with a B.S. in Agriculture and Life Sciences. Her education offered her some interesting contrasts; studying astronomy with Carl Sagan and tasting honey during "Introductory Beekeeping", a surprisingly academic course in which she earned a "B", of course.
Stacey was bitten by the communications bug during a summer internship for Consumer reporter Betty Furness at WNBC-TV in New York City. She has since logged over 1,000 hours of writing and producing live TV ("very scary") and writing and anchoring over 10,000 radio broadcasts ("Somebody calculated this for me and I nearly fainted.") Stacey enjoyed a 6-year run at CNBC where she wore many hats including investigative reporter. She also was part of the original launch team of the FOX News Channel. Her boss, Roger Ailes, taught her that "time is a non-renewable resource"; words to live by! Stacey brings her business and personal finance acumen to her broadcast and corporate video productions with a solid background in health care, technology, consumer, entertainment and social issues. Before TV, there was (and still is) radio. Stacey began her career at Cornell on WVBR-FM ("Voice of Big Red"). She anchored and reported at legendary rock stations WLIR-FM ("they gave us carte blanche") and WNEW-FM ("We dressed in tuxedos and performed onstage at Radio City Music Hall at Christmas.") She was one of the youngest correspondents on the NBC Radio Networks, where she also reported from the field-including New Year's Eve in Times Square ("it's initiation for every rookie"), the Grammy Awards in NYC and the original Live Aid concert in Philadelphia.
Stacey found herself in the middle of a story when her lower Manhattan apartment building shook on the morning of September 11, 2001. She and her husband watched the twin towers of the World Trade Center crumble from their bedroom window right across the street. "What we went through is nothing compared to what we saw." She sees life through a different lens and brings this perspective and understanding to every project.
Stacey, who was born and spent most of her life in New York City, loves the Southern/Midwest blend of Gulf Coast Florida and still can't believe she has bananas growing in the backyard of the "cozy" bungalow she shares with her husband, an avid gardener and technologist, AKA "husband-dot-com". When she misses winter, she opens the freezer door for ten seconds and the homesickness quickly passes. Stacey's passion is interviewing people about their lives and about their businesses-getting people to tell these stories on camera and mixing their voices with existing footage, photos and other visuals. She has been honored several times for her work in broadcasting-and is still a card-carrying member of the New York Press Club-but considers winning a track and field relay in college her "most astounding achievement".
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