Philip Rosenberg, Executive Producer
"Video did not kill the radio"
A former professional poker, backgammon and chess player, Philip also spent a number of years in the restaurant business [read: former aspiring actor]. Now a writer, broadcast journalist and producer, Philip is constantly amazed at the idea of being an irreverent iconoclast as a career. Honestly, nothing could be better.
From Phil directly:
"I can not easily put into words how much it means to me to feel relevant in the things we investigate and share. But that feeling, that certain knowledge, that what we're doing is important, comes from you. Without you, the listener, we are but lonely voices speaking into an abyss."
To reach Phil with your questions or comments, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Lauren Keating - Senior Producer, News Editor
Lauren Keating began her road to journalism at Long Island University in 2007. She landed an internship at NY1 News as a living unit intern. It was there that she realized her potential as a reporter, assisting with everything from on the street reporting to in-house editing and logging. She was a staff reporter for LIU's Seawanhakaa newspaper , where she covered topics from the Arts to Politics.Her October 9, 2008 article surrounding Bloomberg's third term in office landed the front page of the paper.
Lauren was also an intern for TheCelebrityCafe.com, the internet's longest running entertainment magazine , in 2010. She also did some free-lance work for EWAVV.com in 2011, where she also focused on entertainment news. She later got her feet wet in public relations and social marketing with the Vlad Company for a brief period.
She transferred to Brooklyn College in 2010, where she continues to study journalism and aspires to minor in Creative Writing. After speaking with Philip Rosenberg on various philosophical topics, Lauren teamed up with the cast of Sex and Politics radio show, becoming a co-host and French news correspondent. She is also a partner with Philip Rosenberg for the small, up-start start-up marketing firm, Kensington Media.
Lauren also has an interest in photography, as she has taken photos for Seawanhakaa newspaper, as well as covering the red carpet at the Other Side of the River Production's "The Fallen Faithful" New York City premiere.
When asked about her experience being a part of the Sex and Politics cast, she replied she "is honored to be working with such great and knowledgeable people. It has been an enjoyable learning experience, where I am pleased to be discussing such engaging topics that let me dive into 'harder' news, which only shapes me as a better journalist."
Yvonne Juris - Senior Producer
Mike Hovell - Host, Research Director
Mike Hovell comes from a financial background. In 1997, he entered the University of Hartford as a Business Major concentrating in Entrepreneurial Studies. Leaving before the end of the freshman year, Mike opened his own business, VALCO, selling and installing high-end home automation products. In 1999, Mike Hovell passed the Series 7 exam becoming a stockbroker during some of the most turbulent times in the stock market. In, 2001 Mike began trading equities and derivatives, even winning awards in trading contests. In 2005 Mike became a consultant and strategist for a dot-com company, that managed eight profitable websites. Hovell took over the company's finances and accounting, eventually becoming the CFO and spearheading the firms filing for public trading of their stock.
Mike Hovell Mike Hovell was active in the conservative movement, attending many conferences in Washington DC. In, 2006, Mike had the honor of addressing thousands of conservative activists at CPAC, speaking immediately before Newt Gingrich.
In 2010, Mike rewrote The Science of Getting Rich, originally written in 1910 by Wallace D. Wattles. The book is available at Barnes and Noble as a downloadable Nook Book. He felt that the book was so important that the antiquated language could not stand as a barrier to the knowledge contained within those pages. The ability for people to have a direct impact upon their reality, is among one of Mike's main interests.
While at Brooklyn College, Mike Hovell has been writing for The Kingsman newspaper covering the CLAS student government as well as producing a financial advice column, Money With Mike. MikeHovell.com has been an ongoing project and Mike will soon release MyBecoming.com.
Charles Carr - Senior Sound Engineer
Charles E. Carr, a Broadcast Journalism major at Brooklyn College, has taken the highest road in life. It's a very precarious path on the side of a mudslide prone Tibetan Mountain, and he's been starving his pack mule just to make the trip.
Charles was the President and General Manager of WBCR - Brooklyn College Radio for two years, where he oversaw the activities, atmosphere, and all aspects of alliteration inside the atypical club.
As a student, he has focused his education toward sound production and content creation, working on multiple radio programs, in different capacities, to speed up his development. He is currently working on two productions:
--> Engineer, Board Operator, part-time Producer and Host
Jordan White - Sound Engineer
Visual Media lover Jordan White joined the Sex & Politics crew to gain a better understanding of the technical aspects of radio. Though a self-professed pop culture fanatic, interested mostly in fluff, she has nevertheless come to appreciate heavier news and hard hitting issues during her tenure as sound board operator for the show. White is currently a senior in Brooklyn College's Television and Radio department and hopes to continue her new love affair with radio in some professional capacity.