Read what Deborah J. Mitchell’s clients, colleagues and business partners say about her work!

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“As the anchor of a two-hour-long daily live broadcast that requires me to host many different segments, I have no choice but to rely on my producers. They can either make my life easy or incredibly difficult. Whenever I’m assigned one of Deborah’s segments, I breathe a sigh of relief, I know that the research information will be correct, the suggested questions will be appropriate and that each aspect of the production — from the staging of the set to the flow between topics to the visual execution — will be well-planned. In other words, Deborah has earned my trust. She’s so good at her job that she make me better at mine. That’s a dream producer. It’s an added benefit that Deborah also happens to be a pleasant person, whom everyone respects, admires and enjoys being around.”
Maggie Rodriguez, anchor at CBS News’ “The Early Show”

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“Debbie’s experience helped to connect Andy Cohen who provided us with an amazing video message that we used to promote the Awards show.”
Natan Edelsburg, Vice President Sawhorse Media/Supervising Producer at Shorty Awards

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 “In her role as consulting producer, Deborah has seamlessly translated her TV skills to an online medium, producing podcasts and video segments, as well as writing for the sites and interfacing with PR companies. She is in good standing with her many contacts, which is invaluable to us.”
TV personality Rene Syler, founder of the blog Good Enough Mother

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“Deborah hired me, and several other bloggers, to work on multiple lifestyle blogging campaigns for brands that included; Rustic Crust/American Flatbread, XSRE, National Restaurant Association. She is a detail oriented Producer, who has the ability to find great talent that she trusts for implementation of her strategies. I’m always happy when she calls because I ADORE being around Debbie. She is energetic, a fantastic connector, and she surrounds herself with only the best!”
Vicki Winters, blogger, foodie, reporter, www.vickiwinters.com

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“Our media /branding company has hired Deborah Mitchell for several projects both large and small. She consistently delivers high quality results on time, works well with clients, is a creative problem solver and excels as a team player. If you want detail oriented, personalized service and quality results, I highly recommend Deborah. Lora Wiley-Lennartz Managing Director Kodzero, Inc.”
Lora Wiley-Lennartz, Managing Director, Kodezero, Inc.

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“Debbie Mitchell has been the brilliant creative force behind the launch of a new program at Arise News called Our Take. Her vision, her leadership and her collaborative spirit have already helped put this daily talk show on the media map. Debbie’s special insight into the fast-paced world of social media helped incorporate an audience previously untapped by Arise. She is a leader and an innovator in multi-media programming.”
Lyne Pitts, Maltese Productions, Inc.

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“I have hired Deborah Mitchell for numerous projects and she is always someone I can count on. As my company, KelleMiles.com, begins to expand Deborah has recommended me for various projects that have been very beneficial to my career. Through the referral of Deborah, I was hired to style a fashion line whose focus was to rebrand the client’s accessory category in five stores nationwide. I’ve also received a TV placement opportunity through Deborah Mitchell Media Associates where I was featured talent in a taped television segment for Centric TV lifestyle magazine show. With the success of these projects, I continue to hire her as my media coach to prepare me for all press relations. Not only does she patiently work with me (I am a true introvert) but she is also on set to coach me throughout the entire production and make sure I am comfortable. Deborah is constantly going beyond her responsibilities to make sure my company is represented well. Dorcia Kelley Creative Lead Kellemiles.com”
Dorcia Kelley, Creative Lead, Kellemiles.com

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“Debbie is a stellar producer, skilled in the fast-paced and stressful environment of high-profile live events. She was great help handling our VIP speakers and last-minute production adjustments, and helped us execute a top-notch event at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.”
Liz Bacelar, Founder at Decoded Fashion

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“TV/Social Media Producer Deborah “Debbie” Mitchell was a big help to us for the 4th Annual Shorty Awards. Her experience in both social media and entertainment helped us think about how we could grow the show. She was able to connect us with BravoTV executive, personality and Twitter expert Andy Cohen who provided us with an amazing video message that we used to promote the date of the ceremony and ticket sales. I look forward to working with Debbie in the future and there is no doubt that her future projects will be a success.”
Natan Edelsburg Supervising Producer at Shorty Awards, Vice President at Sawhorse Media”

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“I have known Debbie Mitchell for over 20 years both as a professional and friend. During that time she earned her right as a leader in the television industry working tirelessly as creative writer, producer, executive producer, booker and talent trainer for the biggest names and networks in the country. As a veteran producer in the entertainment and talk show circuit she has garnered the respect and trust of Hollywood celebrities and everyday people alike. She is well connected, and has the reputation for producing the best television content in the industry. Most recently she pitched a fascinating story with many detailed facts and nuances to NBC’s Today Show. It was picked up by them and aired with Matt Lauer in April. It was one of The Today Show’s top rated stories of the year and continues to be produced on local affiliates and in print. Talented, honorable and dedicated, Debbie Mitchell would be an invaluable asset to any production and/or organization.”
Caroline Dorson , President, Birdcage

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“I’ve known Debbie Mitchell for over a decade as an accomplished morning show producer who was revered by mutual colleagues as one who consistently delivered creative segments and provided strong guest bookings. So when I became U.S. Director of Entertainment Programming at Arise News, I immediately recruited her when I began developing a women’s-themed talk show. My hunch was that she was thorough and well-organized and I was right! Debbie came in like a force of nature. She had strong ideas about how to build a pre-launch audience via social media, deep connections in the blogosphere, and a well-honed sense of timeliness when it came to content selection. She got the show, “Our Take,” on the air in a staggering four-week turnaround. Her work ethic makes everyone around her “up their game,” and she manages to do so with a disposition that encourages cooperation and professionalism. It takes a lot to create, develop and sustain a daily talk show with a lot of moving parts and Debbie does it with a great spirit of excellence. Few network television producers have been able to embrace social media networking like Debbie has. She has grasped its power — and its potential — with the same verve and intelligence that she tackled her broadcast career. Her efforts pay off in dividends. “Our Take” had an audience of thousands on the ready, even before its June launch date! My sincere hope is to continue to work and partner with Debbie in future programming initiatives, including more of “Our Take.” She is a leader by both example and execution and as one who would hire her again and again, I would recommend any entity to do the same.”
Eugenia Harvey, Director of Entertainment Programming, Arise Entertainment 360 at Arise Television Networks

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“Debbie Mitchell is a Ferrari; a high-speed, powerful, eye-catching, show-stopping producer who combines relentless determination with class & grace. Her years of network news producing experience, as well as social media savvy makes her a formidable presence online, in the control room or edit suite. As my Executive Producer for the launch of “Our Take,” an international women’s broadcast talk show, for Arise TV, Mitchell utilized minimal resources to make the program the best broadcast I’ve been a part of in more than a decade. She is sensitive to the needs of her team, fights to acquire necessary tools, but at the same time has a clear vision & executes flawlessly, despite looming deadlines. She is the future, in an industry struggling to find new audiences & revenue streams. Mitchell understands the influence of social media & has relationships with brands that can provide value not only as potential sponsors, but also be instrumental in one’s social media strategy. Debbie Mitchell is a STAR!”
Christina Brown, Emmy Award Winning Broadcast News Journalist

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“I’ve worked with Debbie before and so when I needed her to help with an event, I knew that “details” would be part of her middle name. She is easy to work with, reliable, and trustworthy, and she is fun!. With a small window of time, she got the job done!”
Laurie Schacht, Toy Insider Mom

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“Working with Debbie and the Blogger Connection was such a joy! By hiring her, my company “kellemiles.com” received over 200 hits in one day and an increase in twitter followers. She has really proven that her company bring results. I will always hire Blogger Connection for all our social media events.”
Dorcia Kelley, Creative Lead, Kellemiles.com

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“Debbie was the producer on a divorce series we did for CBS that turned into one of the most emailed segments for the network. I was the correspondent. Not only does Debbie engage with all the interview subjects in a way that makes them feel safe and comfortable, but she also is accretive in suggesting questions and script direction. In one case, she made a suggestion that elevated the piece and I indeed did change the script. In another, we agreed to disagree and had a debate on whether to include one soundbite vs. another. See what is important in this example is she wasn’t a dictator but democratic. I had an arsenal of facts which I believed passionately would improve the piece. She digested the discussion and then agreed. You always felt she cared about the piece and not who had the bigger title. Her focus was always how to make each segment the best it could be. Did we explore every interview possibility, research all the facts, find the most eloquent person. In short, she cared about quality. Even in the edit room she was a star. When a piece of tape didn’t have quality sound, she remembered another part that could be substitued. Nothing daunted her which is the marking of a pro. She was a delight to work with and look forward to working with her on any piece I do.”
Jill Brooke, editor/columnist, First Wives World, CBS News – “The Early Show”

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“Debbie and I worked together for eleven years at “CBS The Early Show.” During that time, we collaborated on several series and frequently worked on breaking news stories together. Debbie’s years of experience working on varied and numerous broadcasts gives her a wealth of valuable contacts that makes her one of the “go-to” people when looking for just the right guest. An excellent lifestyle producer, Debbie is also an excellent breaking news producer. She is methodical in her work habits and can quickly assess a situation and produce a cogent up-to-the minute news segment. She is creative and well-organized. She has a take-charge, no-nonsense style combined with a kind, generous spirit that gets the job done efficiently without exhausting those around her. Debbie was a wonderful co-worker. Her door was always open for advice or just a cheery good morning. She is smart, experienced and kind. She is the consummate professional.”
Carol Story, Futures/Planning Producer, CBS News

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“To whom it may concern: I hope you are not looking for a run-of-the-mill reference letter because Debbie Mitchell is not a run-of-the-mill producer. I have had the distinct pleasure of working with Debbie in not one but two jobs and she continues to amaze me. I worked with Debbie while I was an anchor on The Early Show on CBS. She produced all sorts of stories for me but a segment I found to be personally fulfilling was one we did in conjunction with MORE magazine, called “Reaching for More”. Debbie came up with the segment ideas, prepped me well, then executed the segments flawlessly, not an easy thing to do in live television and with guests more comfortable in a print medium. Debbie was always very well organized and had a great way of putting us all very much at ease. Most recently, Debbie and I have been working together at Savannah Media, a multi-platform media company that produces my site, www.goodenoughmother.com, two others as well as numerous TV projects. In her role as consulting producer, Debbie has seamlessly translated her TV skills to an online medium, producing podcasts and video segments, as well as writing for the sites and interfacing with PR companies. She is in good standing with her many contacts, which is invaluable to us. But along with those things, there are a host of intangibles that Debbie also possesses. She’s warm, friendly, outgoing, incredibly smart and hard working. She’s taken skills learned for one medium and honed them for this new environment. It’s rare to find someone who doesn’t fear change, in fact, welcomes it. Those who work with her respect her and admire her and I feel fortunate that our paths have crossed not once but twice.
TV personality Rene Syler, founder of the blog Good Enough Mother

 

 

 


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