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Al Sunshine – Al Sunshine is a South Florida-based Broadcast and Digital Journalist whose career has spanned more than 40 years at the local and national levels. His award-winning investigations have triggered more than a dozen state and local consumer protection laws and his work’s been cited in Congressional Testimony before the U-S House of Representatives.  He is best known for his “Shame On You” features for CBS Miami which sought to expose businesses, agencies and individuals defrauding or deceiving consumers, as well as endangering the safety and welfare of the general public. In 2013 Al retired from CBS Miami to set up his own Digital News Business, “Sunshine News, LLC” and Al continues to blog for the Radio, Television, Digital News Association, sponsors of the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Awards”. An avid environmentalist, Al is one of the founding members of the “Miami Pine Rocklands Coalition”. The Florida Non-Profit is fighting to save and restore the last 2% of Pine Rocklands found only in South Florida and nowhere else in the continental United States. Al was recently elected its President.

Ardy Friedberg – Ardy Friedberg is an award-winning reporter who worked for the South Florida Sun-Sentinal for 15 years. He covered major stories throughout the state and nationally including the Oklahoma City and World Trade Center bombings. Three of his stories were nominated for Pulitzers.

Authentic Florida Sarasota native Robin Draper is the owner of AuthenticFlorida.com, a travel and lifestyle blog devoted to the simple and delightful pleasures for Florida living. Authentic Florida is intended to inspire discovery of the accessible, yet under-appreciated areas of the state.   Draper’s lifelong passion has been discovering Florida’s genuine side – some old, some new – but most are “simple and affordable.”  Authentic Florida has been recognized as the BEST Blog of the Year, and the BEST Travel Blog, and BEST Food Blog at the Florida Bloggers Conference Sunshine Awards. She was also awarded 13 Excellence-In-Craft awards by the Florida Outdoor Writers Association for her blogs, print articles and videos.

Bill Lewis – Bill Lewis of Fort Lauderdale – Radio talk show host, Starbucks connoisseur, social media whiz, political consultant, extreme coupon shopper, identity theft expert, columnist, philanthropist and his kids Dad. As a nationally recognized credit repair and ID theft expert, Bill Lewis is principal of William E. Lewis Jr. & Associates, a solutions based professional consulting firm specializing in the discriminating individual, business or governmental entity.

BizWire TV – Business Wire debuts the premiere episode of BizWireTV today, a weekly series covering trending news stories published over the newswire’s distribution network. The show spotlights stories on disruptive startups and technologies, entrepreneurs and funding announcements, hot business trends and companies to watch.A core component of the video programming is news-related data analysis powered by Business Wire’s NewsTrak reports and NUVI social media tracking.  

Buddy Nevins –  Buddy Nevins has been a South Florida journalist for over 40 years.  His columns appeared in the Fort Lauderdale News and then the Sun-Sentinel.  Nevins now writes for his own website, www.browardbeat.com.

Cooking DetectiveCooking Detective (CD) aims to be a leader in cooking, recipe and food blogging by creating essential and interesting content for foodies. This includes informative articles, useful tips, how-to guides, expert interviews, round-ups, and product reviews dedicated to cooking, cooking courses, products, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, entertaining menus, fitness guides and anything and everything else related to food culture.  CD collaborates with a team of contributors whose diverse backgrounds and substantial experience lend insight and creativity to our in-depth content. These qualifications include restaurant industry experience, recipe development, catering, culinary training, journalism, fact-checked research.

Dan Lewis – Dan Lewis of Strategic Technologies Research, Inc., in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is a former elected Miramar commissioner, Chair of the Broward County Charter Review Commission as well as many City, School Board and County public advisory boards over the last three decades.

Donna Thomas – Donna Thomas has studied hurricanes for two decades.  She holds a PhD in history when her experience with Hurricane Andrew ultimately led her to earn a degree in broadcast meteorology from Mississippi State University.  Donna spent 15 years at WFOR-TV (CBS4 in Miami-Fort Lauderdale), where she worked as a weather producer with hurricane experts Bryan Norcross and David Bernard.  She also produced hurricane specials and weather-related features and news coverage, as well as serving as pool TV producer at the National Hurricane Center during the 2004 and 2005 seasons.  Donna also served as a researcher on NOAA’s Atlantic Hurricane Database Reanalysis Project.  Donna specializes in Florida’s hurricane history.

Family FeaturesFamily Features Editorial Syndicate Established in 1974, Family Features is a leading provider of free food and lifestyle content for print and online publications. Our articles, photos, videos and web content solutions save you time, money and help create advertising opportunities.

FloridaBulldog.org –  The FloridaBulldog is led by its’ founder, Dan Christensen. Christensen is an award winning former investigative reporter for The Miami Herald and Daily Business Review, and one of South Florida’s most experienced reporters.  The reports they publish are strictly from their own investigations.

FullDrone – Full Drone is a broad community of drone pilots and enthusiasts alike. The organization delivers the latest drone news, galleries, products, trends and tutorials for the entire drone niche. Full Drone compiles some of the best image galleries taken by some of the most talented pilots in the space and continually focuses on reporting some of the most interesting drone news on the web.

GossipExtra.com – Jose Lambiet, founder, writer, producer of  GossipExtra.   A veteran journalist. Jose has worked for the Sun-Sentinel and The Palm Beach Post. And now writes a column, coincidentally called Gossip Extra, in The Miami Herald. The information and facts are those gathered by Jose.

Jen ReviewsIf you have tried to Google an answer, you have probably (like me) been incredibly frustrated with the many sites out there that generate gibberish with little to no value add. On this site you will find: In-depth, no-BS reviews; Clever life hacks; Practical money-saving tips. My goal is to recommend only the best product to you and to give you the one-stop resource you need to make the best decision for you and your family.

Neighbors4Neighbors – Neighbors 4 Neighbors is a nationally acclaimed non-profit organization based in Miami Florida and founded in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew in 1992. The scope of work done by Neighbors focuses on connecting diverse populations, planning for and responding to disasters and building community resources. We connect those who can help with those in need. It’s that simple. Using a combination of resource development, collaboration with service providers and the power of media, we empower our neighbors to use the talents, time and money they have to help others.  

Nick Sortal – is a gambling columnist. Nick covered the openings, expansions, poker tournaments, entertainment and human interest facets of the industry for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel from 2007 until taking a buyout in November 2015. He also reports on gambling on his site, SouthFloridaGambling.com

Positive Health WellnessThis site is for those of us who look for the information they need to live a more positive, healthier and happier life. Whether you’re seeking healthy eating options, belly fat problems, trying to stick to a diet, struggling with eating healthy when you go out or dealing with the stress and depression which comes with losing weight Positive Health Wellness is always there to help you out.  Those who need the most trusted information available which is not only reliable but credible when it comes to staying positive, healthy and your weight loss journey.  You always find yourself looking for something that you can’t find in a “big box” store.

Southwest Florida Forks – Peter Horan is a photographer and food enthusiast. He was worn a number of hats, from hotelier in the Caribbean to a biomedical researcher with a Ph.D. In pharmacology. He publishes a food blog, appropriately named, Southwest Florida Forks. Peter currently works in the health care industry, spending his free time sampling and documenting the culinary fruits of Southwest Florida.

TestDriveNow – is a premiere automotive resource featuring video reviews by America’s top automotive critic Steve Hammes. Having road tested more than 2,000 new vehicles, Hammes, known as “The Go-to-Guy Before You Buy”, delivers at least two new reviews of his first-hand test drive experiences each week.  TestDriveNow.com also offers in-depth vehicle walk-arounds, previews,  auto show coverage and insightful automotive news.  TestDriveNow provides a newly designed and developed portal and advertising platform for media outlets to serve as a valuable consumer tool in the search for consumer-oriented automotive information, and researching or the purchase of the latest vehicles coming to the market. TestDriveNow partners with local TV and radio stations and newspapers to add valuable, engaging content to their existing sites allowing them to serve as a dynamic vehicle for advertisers striving to increase brand awareness, drive qualified traffic, and generate sales for products and services. 

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