Series: From Cincinnati

Fashion Designer David Meister

You may not have heard of fashion designer David Meister. He’s one of those behind-the-scenes people who make the glittery stars look so glittery and beautiful on the red carpet and elsewhere. But if you like clothing and you like celebrities, you may have heard of him. And he just so happens to be from Cincinnati.

After graduating from the University of Cincinnati’s Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning college, Meister left Cincinnati and headed for fashion stardom – with a few bumps and bruises along the way. Whether it was helping Joan Rivers hilariously rate some celebrities outfits on … Read the rest

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Heather French Henry: Miss America 2000, politician

Heather French Henry, or Heather Renee French, or as I once knew her, just “Heather” the page designer. Or maybe the-one-who-would-not-go-out-with-us, as I would remind her.

Heather French Henry, right, and Joe Wessels

Heather and I have known each other since college, where she was the very kind, very capable DAAP fashion design major and, apparently, a beauty pageant contestant who happened to kill some time doing ad design and layout at the illustrious University of Cincinnati student newspaper, The News Record. That also happened to be the same student newspaper where I cut my teeth in journalism, was … Read the rest

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Jay Moriarty, TV writer and producer

©2019 High Priority Partners LLC Joe Wessels (left) and Jay Moriarty in Los Angeles after recording the first installment of From Cincinnati

In From Cincinnati’s inaugural edition we welcome Jay Moriarty, television writer and producer – now author (see below) – and a guy who is definitely From Cincinnati.

As you’ll hear in the episode, Moriarty was a boy on a mission who turned into a man on a mission, when, in 1968, he took his new bride (after they married in Cincinnati) and headed west with one goal in mind: Get a job writing for television.

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