“4 Questions Journalist Spotlight” with 11Alive’s Ryan Dennis

Each week, Atlanta public relations professional Mitch Leff of Leff & Associates presents his “4 Questions Journalist Spotlight,” a conversation with a journalist in the Atlanta market.

Mitch’s day job is providing public relations services, media training, and crisis communications, but he also operates Leff’s Atlanta Media (http://www.leffsatlantamedia.com) an online database with contact info for thousands of Atlanta-based journalists, and Mitch’s Media Match (www.mitchsmediamatch.com), a service that connects Atlanta journalists with local experts.

The Spotlight Shines on WXIA TV’s Ryan Dennis!

Ryan Dennis is the lead producer for WXIA-TV/11Alive’s daily entertainment feature, “The A Scene.” He helped create the on-air and online feature, which is hosted on-air by Francesca Amiker. Every day, the segment covers news in film and television production in Georgia, music, and esports.

He’s also been a video producer for USA Today Network, and a multiplatform producer for TEGNA (11Alive’s parent company). His career includes stints at WTXF TV in Philadelphia and the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

What kind of stories make you proud to be a journalist?

The grand opening of Tyler Perry Studios was not only historic to Atlanta, but to the world. It was also an opportunity for all minorities who have faced the odds while working towards their dreams to feel seen. I’m still beaming from the energy of the people impacted by Mr. Perry’s intentions to create the largest film studio in the nation and share it with the people.

I’m looking forward to telling my grandchildren about this night in history where we saw the first African Americans who won Oscars and Emmys get their very own soundstages. I went above and beyond to get content for 11Alive. Although I’m not a photojournalist, I rolled up my sleeves to not only wrangle all of our celebrity interviews, but also provide questions and content on the carpet. My video also made national news with several national outlets, including the “Today” Show, “E! News,” and “The Daily Show.”

What’s new and different about what you’re doing at 11Alive?

I’m a digital producer for the entertainment franchise The A-Scene. I not only helped launch the brand, but I produce content for both on air and broadcast, ultimately pioneering a lot of the storytelling about the booming film and television here in Georgia. It’s truly fascinating to be a part of this growing industry.

What is the best and worst thing about your job?

The best thing about my job is that there’s tons of stories every day. The worst thing is that I can only cover so much in a day!

What’s the coolest thing about you?

I was once slimed with the official Nickelodeon team! It was by far a bucket list moment in my life. I also often get mistaken for the actor who plays Luke Cage (Mike Colter, currently starring in “Evil.”)

About You

Actor Mike Colter from ‘Marvels Luke Cage’ is ofter mistaken for 11Alive’s Ryan Dennis. (Photo by Matthias Clamer/Contour by Getty Images)

Last Book Read: “Your Talent is Never Enough” by John C. Maxwell
Favorite Atlanta Restaurant: Big Dave’s Philly Cheesesteaks
Favorite Guilty Pleasure: French Fries
Local Getaway: Roswell Riverwalk Trail
Favorite Non-Work Hobby: Cooking
Twitter: @ryanjdennis

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“4 Questions Journalist Spotlight” with WABE’s Roxanne Scott!

Each week, Atlanta public relations professional Mitch Leff of Leff & Associates presents his “4 Questions Journalist Spotlight,” a conversation with a journalist in the Atlanta market.

Mitch’s day job is providing public relations services, media training, and crisis communications, but he also operates Leff’s Atlanta Media (http://www.leffsatlantamedia.com) an online database with contact info for thousands of Atlanta-based journalists, and Mitch’s Media Match (www.mitchsmediamatch.com), a service that connects Atlanta journalists with local experts.

The Spotlight Shines on WABE’s Roxanne Scott!

Roxanne Scott is a general assignment reporter at WABE News. She’s covered everything from the Stewart Detention Center to e-scooters. She’s been at WABE since 2018. Prior to that she was a reporter at the NPR station in Louisville, Kentucky. There her beats included the economy, immigration and education.

In her youth she travelled the world a bit. She was an elementary teacher in China and Mexico, and an editor/reporter in Ghana.

What kind of stories make you proud to be a journalist?

I like stories that have a sense of place or community. I’ve done stories about a Somali Mall in Louisville, male hairdressers in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and a town named Santa Claus in Indiana.

What’s new and different about what you’re doing at WABE?

Traffic and distance weren’t issues when I lived in Kentucky. So, it was easy to go back to the newsroom most times to file a story. Here in Atlanta, I’ve filed stories from my car, coffee shops and in taquerias. I also do a lot more local government reporting in Atlanta.

What is the best and worst thing about your job?

Best: Since I do at least a story a day, it’s the best way for me to learn how Metro Atlanta works.
Worst: Since I do at least a story a day, sometimes I feel like I’m just scratching the surface

What’s the coolest thing about you?

Maybe that I used to live abroad. I lived in Costa Rica, Mexico, China and Ghana. Also, that I’m from New York!

About You
Last Book Read: “The Best American Food Writing 2018”
Favorite Atlanta Restaurant: Buteco
Favorite Guilty Pleasure: Making tacos (though I don’t really feel guilty about this)
Local Getaway: Jeju Sauna
Favorite Non-Work Hobby: Sewing
Twitter: @whosworld
Website: https://roxannescott.contently.com/

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“4 Questions Journalist Spotlight” with WSB Radio’s Sabrina Cupit!

Each week, Atlanta public relations professional Mitch Leff of Leff & Associates presents his “4 Questions Journalist Spotlight,” a conversation with a journalist in the Atlanta market.

Mitch’s day job is providing public relations services, media training, and crisis communications, but he also operates Leff’s Atlanta Media (http://www.leffsatlantamedia.com) an online database with contact info for thousands of Atlanta-based journalists, and Mitch’s Media Match (www.mitchsmediamatch.com), a service that connects Atlanta journalists with local experts.

The Spotlight Shines on WSB Radio’s Sabrina Cupit!

Sabrina Cupit is WSB Radio’s midday news anchor, a position she’s held since 2000. She also serves as the station’s Health Reporter, where she routinely covers breaking health news and produces award-winning series, on topics such as Defibrillators and Elderly Drivers. For the past five years, she’s also been the CDC correspondent for WSB and the CBS Radio Network.

This month, she was inducted into the Georgia Radio Hall of Fame, along with her former co-worker, Bob Coxe. You might also recognize her as one of the familiar Georgia Lottery hosts on WSB-TV. She’s also a recognizable face in infomercials which air in markets including New York and California.

Sabrina joined Cox Radio in 1995, anchoring the news on the morning shows for B98.5-FM, WJZF Jazz Flavors, and WCNN. At the same time, she served as an anchor for CNN Headline News and CNN Airport News.

Before entering the news business, she got her start in country music radio, at different times performing stints as morning show host and afternoon drive jock at WNGC in Athens and served as the station’s Program Director. She spent several years with WDUN in Gainesville as a midday talk show host.

What kind of stories make you proud to be a journalist?

The stories that make me proud to be a journalist are the ones that help others. A story that gives someone information they can use.

What’s new and different about what you’re doing at WSB?

For some reason God has put me in this position and I feel like it’s my responsibility to (at least on occasion) offer something that’s helpful. The world has enough people with opinions and negativity.

What is the best and worst thing about your job?

The best and worst part of the job is the current attitude towards media. Sometimes I think we are the most hated group in America. Journalists are overall wonderful human beings and we are really no different than anyone else. I long for the day when we can have different political or religious views, have a discussion, and still be friends.

I feel like people sometimes don’t quite get the difference between commentators and pundits, and real news reporters.

What’s the coolest thing about you?

I never have to wait for a tee time! I can get always get one because I married the owner of Rivermont Golf Club in Johns Creek!

About You
Last Book Read: “The Art of Racing in the Rain.” And yes, I did cry. Wonderful book. Nice to read something other than news.
Favorite Guilty Pleasure: My guilty pleasure is fresh flowers and a good glass of wine
Local Getaway: Charleston and Linville North Carolina
Favorite Non-Work Hobby: Anything music. I love music. Couldn’t imagine life without a soundtrack.
Twitter: @sabrinaWSB

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“4 Questions Journalist Spotlight” with Inside Cheerleading’s Jennifer Morrell!

Each week, Atlanta public relations professional Mitch Leff of Leff & Associates presents his “4 Questions Journalist Spotlight,” a conversation with a journalist in the Atlanta market.

Mitch’s day job is providing public relations services, media training, and crisis communications, but he also operates Leff’s Atlanta Media (http://www.leffsatlantamedia.com) an online database with contact info for thousands of Atlanta-based journalists, and Mitch’s Media Match (www.mitchsmediamatch.com), a service that connects Atlanta journalists with local experts.

The Spotlight Shines on Inside Cheerleading Editor Jennifer Morrell!

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“4 Questions Journalist Spotlight” with the Atlanta 100’s Tara Murphy!

Each week, Atlanta public relations professional Mitch Leff of Leff & Associates presents his “4 Questions Journalist Spotlight,” a conversation with a journalist in the Atlanta market.

Mitch’s day job is providing public relations services, media training, and crisis communications, but he also operates Leff’s Atlanta Media (http://www.leffsatlantamedia.com) an online database with contact info for thousands of Atlanta-based journalists, and Mitch’s Media Match (www.mitchsmediamatch.com), a service that connects Atlanta journalists with local experts.

The Spotlight Shines on Atlanta 100 Editor Tara Murphy!

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“Four Questions Journalist Spotlight” with Eric Jackson, Atlanta Business Chronicle

Each week, Atlanta public relations professional Mitch Leff of Leff & Associates presents his “4 Questions Journalist Spotlight,” a conversation with a journalist in the Atlanta market.

Mitch’s day job is providing public relations services, media training, and crisis communications, but he also operates Leff’s Atlanta Media (http://www.leffsatlantamedia.com) an online database with contact info for thousands of Atlanta-based journalists, and Mitch’s Media Match (www.mitchsmediamatch.com), a service that connects Atlanta journalists with local experts.

The Spotlight Shines on Atlanta Business Chronicle reporter Eric Jackson!

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“4 Questions Journalist Spotlight” with Jeff Clark, Stomp and Stammer!

Jeff Clark Stomp and StammerEach week, Atlanta public relations professional Mitch Leff of Leff & Associates presents his “4 Questions Journalist Spotlight,” a conversation with a journalist in the Atlanta market.  

Mitch’s day job is providing public relations services, media training, and crisis communications, but he also operates Leff’s Atlanta Media (http://www.leffsatlantamedia.com) an online database with contact info for thousands of Atlanta-based journalists, and Mitch’s Media Match (www.mitchsmediamatch.com), a service that connects Atlanta journalists with local experts.

The Spotlight Shines on Stomp and Stammer editor Jeff Clark!

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