Deborah Mitchell

Vice President Business Development |Bedside Reading

CEO/Founder |Deborah Mitchell Media Associates


As an Emmy-nominated producer at CBS and ABC, Deborah managed the production of thousands of live and taped programs. She uses her TV industry skills and connections for clients at Bedside Reading and Deborah Mitchell Media Associates, offering brand strategy, media training, multimedia storytelling and social media consulting. A keynote speaker on the art of giving a successful TV interview, Deborah specializes in helping clients understand how to share their message with the world in any medium. Most recently she’s added podcast production to her wheelhouse of services.

 After years of producing authors for CBS network, Deborah is now Vice President Business Development for Bedside Reading, a program that builds brands for authors by placing their books at the bedside in 5-star luxury hotels. The Bedside Reading team, using traditional media and leveraging the social media influence of their hotel partners are helping authors reach a new fan base. The innovative program is creating a buzz in the book world.

 Always engaged with TV program development and production, Deborah launched and executive produced shows for Orlando’s America’s Health Network and international news/entertainment network Arise TV. She recently revived her work as a voice-over artist.

 As a weekly contributor to, Deborah’s most popular column was “Skills That Make a TV Producer a Great Hire or Partner for Businesses.”

 As a network TV veteran, Deborah worked with talent such as Andy Cohen, Julie Chen, Bryant Gumbel, Barbara Walters, Geraldo Rivera, Martha Stewart, and Chef Marcus Samuelsson. She was a producer for CBS News “The Early Show,” producer for ABC’s “Live with Regis and Kathie Lee,” and Supervising Producer and Co-Host on “Geraldo.” Deborah spent my early career at “Essence, The Television Program,” a weekly syndicated magazine show for the African American audience. Live productions include Mercedes-Benz NYC Fashion Week, 2014 Cannes Film Festival and 2015 Summer Sizzle BVI Fashion Weekend hosted by Taraji P. Henson. She is a long-time member of the Producers Guild of America and James Beard Broadcast Media Awards Committee.

 A passionate yogi and foodie, Deborah is a certified scuba diver who enjoys traveling with a special love of Italy.

TV Production Consulting – Deborah will use her extensive experience to manage your studio or taped events and field productions, including creating content, booking guests and supervising staff.

Past Projects: Arise TV program taping at Cannes Film Festival

 Live Events – Deborah will execute the details of production from start to finish, bringing my knowledge of coordinating elements, building out the big picture and meeting the deadline for the day of air.

Past Projects: Interview with actress Taraji P. Henson hosting British Virgin Islands Summer Sizzle Fashion weekend, and Hackathon at Mercedes-­Benz New York City Fashion Week

 Speaker – As an expert on marrying your personal style with your message or product, Deborah’s presentations reinforce basic communication techniques such as how to develop strong messages, tell stories concisely, handle challenging questions, and control body language.  Past Projects: Savor the Success Women’s Business Group: NYC MasterMind Session

 Media Trainer – Having spent years working with guests to prepare them for their TV segments, Deborah instructs clients on how to get ready for air and master their interview.

 Voice-Over Artist – Deborah was the voiceover talent for Geraldo’s daytime talk show. Years later she has a renewed interest in the field and is available for projects — demo reel upon request.

 Podcast Productions – Deborah will create content, book guests and work with show host to deliver a customized podcast.


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